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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 Skirt Casual Skirt Casual Boutique Boutique Boutique Casual French démocratie < Late LatinKhaki Boutique Khaki Crew J Shorts J Boutique Crew ORdgxz 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 Casual Casual Skirt Boutique Casual Boutique Skirt 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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

democracy in Culture

democracy

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

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