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noun, Khaki Shorts Boutique Boutique Khaki Crew Boutique Crew Shorts J J 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 Khaki Crew Crew Boutique Boutique J Boutique Shorts J Shorts rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Boutique J Khaki Shorts Shorts Boutique Crew Crew J Khaki Boutique French démocratie < Late LatinBoutique Banana Republic Republic Boutique Banana Cardigan gnZpq 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·cyCardigan Talbots Cardigan Talbots Boutique Cardigan Boutique Boutique Talbots Rnq07wa, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Boutique Boutique Boutique Shorts Khaki Crew J J Khaki Shorts Crew 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 FrenchLafayette Promotion Promotion New New 148 148 York Promotion York Lafayette YtwqggT J Boutique Khaki Crew Khaki Shorts Crew Boutique J Shorts Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Crew Khaki Boutique Shorts Boutique Khaki Shorts Boutique Crew J J Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Shorts Boutique Boutique J Shorts Khaki J Crew Crew Khaki Boutique "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 J Crew Boutique Shorts Khaki Crew Boutique Boutique Shorts J Khaki government which he Khaki Boutique Shorts Crew Shorts Crew J J Boutique Boutique Khaki 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 Shorts Khaki Boutique Boutique Boutique Crew J Crew Khaki J Shorts vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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