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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from Middle French démocratie (14c.), from Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic ), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy ).\n\nDemocracy implies ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Democracy \De*moc"ra*cy\ (d[-e]*m[o^]k"r[.a]*s[y^]), n.; pl. Democracies (d[-e]*m[o^]k"r[.a]*s[i^]z). [F. d['e]mocratie, fr. Gr. dhmokrati`a; dh^mos the people + kratei^n to be strong, to rule, kra`tos strength.] Government by the people; a form of ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context uncountable English) Rule by the people, especially as a form of government; either directly or through elected representatives (representative democracy). 2 (context countable government English) A government under the direct or representative ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them [syn: republic , commonwealth ] ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
"Democracy" is the 18th episode of the third season of the American television show Numb3rs . Written by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci , the episode highlights a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation into the murder of one of their math ...

Usage examples of democracy.

American people believed more in Americanism than they did in democracy.

Is there not hope for democracy if in the places of its greatest strain and stress, in the midst of its fiercest passions, there is a deliberate, affectionate, intelligent striving toward cities that have been revealed not in apocalyptic vision but in the long-studied plans of terrestrial architects and engineers and altruistic souls, such as that of Jane Addams, cities that to such amphionic music shall out of the shards of the past build themselves silently, impregnably--if not in a diviner clime, at any rate in a diviner spirit--on shores and slopes and plains of that broad valley of the new democracy, conterminous in its mountain boundaries with New France in America?

Its proponents claim that it is also antiracist, because it suggests that all people can make rapid progress toward democracy regardless of their race, culture, or economic level.

The Cantons of Unterwalden, Schwytz, Glarus, and Appenzell retain to-day the simple, primitive forms of democracy which had their origin in the spirit of the people nearly six hundred years ago.

Kameimore overtly idealistic and ideologicalcame to personify the forbidden terrain of the new censored democracy.

The whole conception of the militarized continental state, with its secret police, its censored literature and its conscript labour, is utterly different from that of the loose maritime democracy, with its slums and unemployment, its strikes and party politics.

Even assuming that their special malaises are wholly offset by the effects of alcoholism in the male, they suffer patently from the same adenoids, gastritis, cholelithiasis, nephritis, tuberculosis, carcinoma, arthritis and so on--in short, from the same disturbances of colloidal equilibrium that produce religion, delusions of grandeur, democracy, pyaemia, night sweats, the yearning to save humanity, and all other such distempers in men.

Social Democracy at this time provoked a reaction in the form of conciliationism, of which Trotsky became the main spokesman.

In the complete democracy a man must in some way be made to serve the nation in the very act of contributing to his own individual fulfillment.

Then, two months after the Czechoslovakian fiasco, we were sent into China to save a billion-odd people for democracy.

The division into demes or wards, whence comes the word democracy, was a real territorial division, not personal nor genealogical.

They sought rapid recovery and maximum economic growth, of coursebut they were just as concerned with achieving economic demilitarization and economic democracy.

Some Nazis will surely slip through the great sieve and they are going to be the real screamers who demand justice, denazification, and democracy.

Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

Both James and Dolley hated the institution, considering it not only a denial of democracy but a grievous, unpardonable sin.