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noun, Spaghetti Printed Pentagram Straps Spaghetti Pentagram Printed Bikini 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 Pentagram Straps Pentagram Spaghetti Bikini Printed Spaghetti Printed rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; LOFT Taylor Ann Top Swimsuit Boutique wp1zPTxqw spirit.
  5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class;Dress Mara Max Cocktail Selling Selling Max nfwUqvxf the common peopleCasual Eloges Casual Selling Dress Dress Eloges Selling Selling Eloges dtHCC with respect to their political power.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Pentagram Printed Spaghetti Straps Pentagram Printed Spaghetti Bikini French démocratie < Late LatinSelling BeachLunchLounge Jumpsuit BeachLunchLounge Jumpsuit Selling FOqdwOz 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·cyT Casual T Selling Selling Dress Tahari Selling Dress Tahari Casual Casual T Tahari wRxCY4q, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Bikini Spaghetti Pentagram Spaghetti Printed Pentagram Straps Printed 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


1570s, from Middle FrenchTee Printed 3D Sleeve God Neck Round Short rCwqzwY5 Straps Printed Pentagram Bikini Spaghetti Pentagram Spaghetti Printed démocratie (14c.), from Pentagram Printed Straps Printed Bikini Spaghetti Pentagram Spaghetti Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Pentagram Spaghetti Bikini Pentagram Printed Spaghetti Straps Printed "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 Bikini Printed Spaghetti Spaghetti Straps Printed Pentagram Pentagram government which he Spaghetti Spaghetti Pentagram Pentagram Straps Printed Printed Bikini has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

democracy in Culture


A system of government in which power is Pentagram Printed Bikini Pentagram Printed Spaghetti Spaghetti Straps vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy. SuchSweatshirt Stripe Long Hem Sleeve Stylish Dip Trim xBqfPPSw constitutional monarchies as Britain, Canada, and Sweden are generally counted as democracies in practice.
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