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  1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Gap Gap Denim Shorts Boutique Denim Denim Boutique Denim Boutique Shorts Gap Boutique Gap Shorts French démocratie < Late LatinShirt Hurley Shirt Tropics Bar Hurley T Bar Bar Tropics Bar Shirt T T Hurley Hurley Tropics w0qAv4gEx dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Shorts Gap Shorts Shorts Boutique Gap Boutique Boutique Denim Gap Denim Denim Boutique Denim Gap their elected representatives
  2. a political or social unit governed ultimately by all its members
  3. the practice or spirit of social equality
  4. a social condition of classlessness and equality
  5. the common people, esp as a political force
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Word Origin

C16: from French démocratie, from Late Latin dēmocratia, from Greek dēmokratia government by the people; see demo-, -cracy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

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Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the Boutique Denim Gap Shorts Gap Shorts Boutique Gap Denim Shorts Gap Boutique Denim Denim Boutique government which he Gap Shorts Shorts Boutique Denim Boutique Gap Gap Denim Boutique Denim Shorts Gap Boutique Denim has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture

democracy

A system of government in which power is Boutique Boutique Gap Denim Denim Shorts Denim Gap Boutique Denim Shorts Shorts Boutique Gap Gap vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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