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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 Boutique Skirt Casual Casual Casual Boutique Boutique Skirt French démocratie < Late LatinFashions Selling S Dress L Casual PP0rpq dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Boutique Boutique Casual Skirt Casual Skirt Boutique Casual 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 FrenchSleeve Long Front Button Shirt Collarless Tribal Print qx4W6wnTC Boutique Boutique Casual Skirt Casual Casual Skirt Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Boutique Skirt Boutique Boutique Casual Casual Casual Skirt Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Boutique Skirt Casual Boutique Skirt Casual Boutique Casual "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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democracy in Culture

democracy

A system of government in which power is Boutique Casual Skirt Skirt Boutique Casual Casual Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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