Democracy

De*moc"ra*cy

(d*mk"r*s), n.;
pl. Democracies (d*mk"r*sz).
[F. dmocratie, fr. Gr. dhmokrati`a; dh^mos the people + kratei^n to be strong, to rule, kra`tos strength.] 1. Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
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2. Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
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3. Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government. Milton.
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4. The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called. [U.S.]
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