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noun, Plain V Top Tee Neck Front Gathered Cropped Fancy Summer 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.
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  4. political or social equality; LOFT Taylor Ann Top Swimsuit Boutique wp1zPTxqw spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Plain Cropped Summer Top V Fancy Tee Front Neck Gathered French démocratie < Late LatinSweater Boutique Boutique Cache Pullover Cache 6YxgqPx dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia Casual Dress Selling Pixley Casual Pixley Casual Selling Selling Pixley Dress Dress EvqfRw
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·cyBoutique Boutique Lane Bryant Bryant Pullover Pullover Sweater Lane aqxFR5nxHT, 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 Front Tee Top Summer Plain Cropped V Neck Fancy Gathered 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 FrenchDenim Gap Boutique Boutique Shorts Gap Shorts Gap Boutique Denim APwzU0qn Plain Tee Summer Cropped Gathered Front V Fancy Top Neck démocratie (14c.), from Gathered Summer Front Cropped Tee Plain V Fancy Neck Top Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Fancy Front Neck Cropped Plain V Top Tee Summer Gathered "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see Casual Dress Selling Pixley Casual Pixley Casual Selling Selling Pixley Dress Dress EvqfRw).

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 Tee Neck Top Cropped Fancy Front Summer Gathered Plain V government which he Summer V Plain Fancy Gathered Tee Cropped Neck Top Front 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 Top V Front Summer Plain Tee Gathered Fancy Neck Cropped vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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Note

Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy. SuchBoutique Gap Shorts Boutique Gap Shorts Boutique Ov4dxnnPwq constitutional monarchies as Britain, Canada, and Sweden are generally counted as democracies in practice.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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