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  • rule by the people
  • A government said to be under the direct or representative rule of the people of the jurisdiction in question.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*moc"ra*cy (d&esl;*m&obreve;k"r&adot;*s&ybreve;), n.; pl. Democracies (- s&ibreve;z). [F. démocratie, 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.

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.

3. Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government. Milton.

4. The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called. [U.S.]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Democracy has been defined to be government of the people by the people and for the people, or as a State in which the government rests directly with the majority of the citizens, but this under the protest of some that it is not an end but a means "to the attainment of a truer and truer aristocracy, or government again by the Best."
- Wikipedia



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