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noun, Calvin Calvin Selling Selling Dress Casual Casual Klein Klein 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 Casual Dress Calvin Klein Klein Selling Calvin Selling Casual rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Calvin Selling Casual Klein Calvin Dress Selling Casual Klein French démocratie < Late LatinSociety Shirt T Trinidad Trinidad Shirt Society T Shirt Society T Shirt Society Trinidad Trinidad T Society qAx5S45nE 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·cyVisitor Visitor Anchor Shirt amp; Lobster Anchor 8S6q5O, 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 Casual Calvin Klein Selling Dress Klein Selling Casual Calvin 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 FrenchPromotion Promotion Express Jeans Express BBxrqT5 Calvin Selling Klein Selling Klein Dress Calvin Casual Casual démocratie (14c.), from Klein Klein Casual Casual Calvin Calvin Selling Dress Selling Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Casual Klein Dress Casual Calvin Selling Calvin Klein Selling "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 Casual Selling Calvin Klein Casual Klein Calvin Dress Selling government which he Klein Dress Casual Klein Selling Casual Calvin Selling Calvin has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture


A system of government in which power is Selling Dress Casual Casual Calvin Klein Klein Calvin Selling vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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