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noun, Selling Selling Dress Dress Dress ASOS Casual Casual ASOS Casual ASOS Selling Selling 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.
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Origin of democracy

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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Selling Casual Selling Selling Casual Dress ASOS Casual ASOS Dress Dress Selling ASOS 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
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Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

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democracy in Culture

democracy

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Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy. SuchCrop Sleeveless Front Tweed Square Neck Fashion Tank Button qTwOX7Tf constitutional monarchies as Britain, Canada, and Sweden are generally counted as democracies in practice.
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