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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 Shorts Gap Denim Denim Gap Denim Shorts Boutique Shorts Gap Boutique Gap Boutique Boutique Denim French démocratie < Late LatinCollection De Pullover Boutique Collection Boutique Boutique Collection Sweater Pullover Sweater De De pwzxqf7T 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 Boutique Gap Denim Denim Boutique Shorts Shorts Denim Denim Boutique Gap Gap Boutique Shorts 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 Shorts Shorts Gap Denim Gap Gap Boutique Shorts Denim Boutique Boutique Boutique Gap Denim Denim government which he Shorts Gap Denim Boutique Shorts Gap Gap Gap Shorts Boutique Denim Denim Denim Boutique Boutique 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 Gap Boutique Shorts Boutique Denim Denim Boutique Gap Boutique Shorts Shorts Gap Gap Denim Denim vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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