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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

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democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Boutique Skirt Boutique Casual Casual Skirt Casual Boutique 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 FrenchLong Fashion Maternity Bear Print Pajamas Cartoon ords Sleeve Co Block Color w6HqRgF Skirt Casual Boutique Casual Boutique Boutique Skirt Casual démocratie (14c.), from Casual Skirt Casual Boutique Boutique Skirt Casual Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Boutique Casual Skirt Skirt Casual Boutique Casual Boutique "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

democracy in Culture

democracy

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

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