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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Because in the oligarchical State they are disqualified and driven from office, and therefore they cannot train or gather strength; whereas in a democracy they are almost the entire ruling power, and while the keener sort speak and act, the rest keep buzzing about the bema and do not suffer a word to be said on the other side; hence in democracies almost everything is managed by the drones.
This, when assembled, is the largest and most powerful class in a democracy.
Very well; and may we not rightly say that we have sufficiently discussed the nature of tyranny, and the manner of the transition from democracy to tyranny?
The United Kingdom is known as the mother of democracy. Accordingly, the United States is called the oldest democracy and India is known as the largest democracy.
Like capitalism, democracy is facing its worst crisis.
Democracy means to have rule and authority in the hands of public.
The traditional ruler of Oke- Ila, in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, on Wednesday, said Nigerians have not experienced genuine democracy in its 20 years of democracy.
Lyons is an American poet whose new book, "The DNA of Democracy" is a compilation of historical vignettes that collectively discern the future of our democracy by rediscovering the combative, instructive, fascinating past of tyranny and democracy.
After Foxconn founder and new prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou claimed "you cannot eat democracy," a New Power Party (NPP) leader cited an MIT study demonstrating a correlation between democracy and GDP growth.
LAHORE -- Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies organised a seminar at its auditorium on 'Current Trends of Democracy in the World'.
PESHAWAR -- ANP's president, Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that the promotion of the charter of democracy is must for the strengthening of democracy and democratic institutions in the country.