Mixed government

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MIXED GOVERNMENT. A government composed of some of the powers of a monarchical, aristocratical, and democratical government. See Government.

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As the Old English pressed for a monarchical republic, their Protestant counterparts denied the existence of an Irish mixed polity. Considerations of grace and corrupted conscience led the English to reject Irish claims to liberty.
Particularly apparent is the influence of his translation of Aristotle's Politics, completed in the years 1435-37, especially in his subsequent characterization of Florence's constitution as a mixed polity as opposed to the democratic emphasis of the Laudatio.
But, like it or not, we are changing from a white, Protestant country, governed by males, to a mixed polity, and in this time of change there is bound to be conflict.