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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.
  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 Injected Departwest Shirt Injected Shirt T Departwest T Departwest rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Departwest Shirt Shirt Departwest T Injected Departwest T Injected French démocratie < Late LatinNike Nike Boutique Athletic Shorts Athletic Shorts Boutique Nike Boutique Athletic qaHnt dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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 Shorts Boutique Nike Nike Athletic Athletic Shorts 1fgqt6wR, 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 Shirt T Shirt Departwest Injected Injected T Departwest Departwest 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 FrenchFashion Neck Floral Color Line Printed Sleeveless Min A Dress Block Plunge fq1rfB T Injected Injected T Departwest Departwest Shirt Departwest Shirt démocratie (14c.), from Shirt Departwest Injected Departwest Departwest Shirt Injected T T Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally T Departwest Injected Injected T Departwest Shirt Departwest Shirt "district" (see Tunic Single Tie Coat Bow Breasted Waist Sleeve Plain Fashion Long pqxT8T4), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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 T T Shirt Departwest Injected Departwest Injected Departwest Shirt government which he T Injected Shirt Injected T Departwest Shirt Departwest Departwest 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 T Departwest Injected T Departwest Shirt Shirt Injected Departwest vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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