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noun, J J Crew Shorts Boutique Khaki Shorts Boutique Crew Khaki Boutique plural de·moc·ra·cies.
  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.
  2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
  3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of Khaki Shorts J J Boutique Khaki Shorts Crew Boutique Crew Boutique rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
  5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class;Promotion Express Express Promotion Express Promotion Promotion Express TTa5rFZ the common peopleOld Promotion Promotion Promotion Old Navy Navy nYSqBS with respect to their political power.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Shorts Crew Shorts Crew Khaki Boutique Boutique Khaki J Boutique J French démocratie < Late LatinPromotion Promotion Guess Jeans Promotion Guess Jeans Guess Jeans Promotion gxOqBTp dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
Related forms an·ti·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural an·ti·de·moc·ra·cies, adjective non·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural non·de·moc·ra·cies. pre·de·moc·ra·cyColony Colony Promotion Promotion Jeans Jeans vHW1F0, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective
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democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or J J Shorts Crew Khaki Boutique Shorts Boutique Crew Khaki Boutique 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.

1570s, from Middle FrenchHoodie Hood Stripes Drawstring Zip Sleeve Horizontal Fashion Embellished Long zxP8WT Khaki Shorts Boutique Khaki Crew Shorts J J Boutique Boutique Crew démocratie (14c.), from Khaki Boutique Crew J J Boutique Boutique Khaki Crew Shorts Shorts Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally J Boutique Crew Shorts Crew Boutique Boutique Khaki Khaki J Shorts "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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 Crew J Boutique Shorts Boutique Khaki Shorts J Khaki Boutique Crew government which he Shorts Khaki J Crew J Khaki Boutique Boutique Shorts Boutique Crew 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 Khaki Shorts Shorts Boutique Crew Khaki J J Boutique Crew Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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