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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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Except that, in modern democracy, the word servant is invariably replaced by the word, ruler
With its neutral forms and sober materials, Moneo's building reflects the openness of local government and responds to the demands of a modern democracy. It gives the municipality a civic presence on the plaza, accommodates various administrative functions, and, through public spaces such as the lecture hall, information centre and care, brings citizens into contact with those who legislate and administer on their behalf.
In response I would suggest that Britain/UK moves on and matures into a truly inclusive modern democracy that recognises and respects the existence of all its constituent countries.
In many respects it is a throwback to the early years of the 20th century rather than being the parliament of a modern democracy.
Christians as political animals; taking the measure of modernity and modern democracy.
Davutoglu said Turkey, which accepted modern democracy as a principle, would display a more active role within the council from now on.
"After nearly 100 years, the House of Commons has at last taken the momentous step to reform the upper house and make it fit for a modern democracy.
Wales is now a modern democracy in its own right and deserves a vibrant worldclass architecture to stand alongside the other traditions.
Do we not live in a modern democracy where working people have fought for many years to enjoy freedom of choice in these matters?
7 The Reichstag, a pompous Willhelmine monument sensitively and dramatically transformed for a modern democracy by Foster and Partners will open in late spring.
THOSE who say that a monarchy is antiquated in a modern democracy imply that former kings and queens were authoritarian, but not for centuries has a monarch held absolute power.

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