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" DEMOCRACY, a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation. "
HAND-BOOK OF LITERATURE AND THE FINE ARTS; - Page 140
by GEORGE RIPLEY - 1852
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1834 - 1011 pages
...to a demiurge, or to creative power. DE-MOC'RA-CY, n. [Gr. fnitotfaria.] Government by the iwople ; a form of government in which the supreme power is...which the people exercise the powers of legislation. DEM'O-CKAT, it. One who adheres to a government by the people, or favom the extension of the right...
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Introduction to the Science of Government: And Compend of Constitutional and ...

Andrew White Young - Civics - 1835 - 304 pages
...oligarchy, which is by some thought to be the worst of all governments. 3. A monarchy ; which is a state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person. Such a state is Usually called a kingdom, or an empire. This name is generally given...
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Introduction to the Science of Government, and Compend of Constitutional and ...

Andrew White Young - Constitutions - 1836 - 304 pages
...oliga r.-hy. which is by come thought to be the worst of all governments. 43. (3.) A monarchy; which is a form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a •ingle person. Such a state is usually called a kingdom, or an empire. This name is generally given...
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First Book of History: Being a Compendium of Ancient History, Both Sacred ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1838
...call of Abram — which happened in the two thousand and eightythird year of the world. * Monarchy, government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single man. CHAPTER IV. Abram called — His character — Destruction of Sodom — Joseph in Egypt...
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Introduction to the Science of Government, and Compend of the Constitutional ...

Andrew White Young - Economics - 1839 - 360 pages
...emphatically, mixed governments. 37. A democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people meet in one assembly, and enact and execute the laws. The governments of ancient Greece were democracies....
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 18

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1841
...regard to republic. He defines these words as follows : ' DEMOCRACY. — Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is...which the people exercise the powers of legislation. Such was the government of Athens.' ' REPUBLIC. — Res and publica; public affairs; a commonwealth;...
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The Scientific and Literary Treasury: A New and Popular Encyclopedia of the ...

Samuel Maunder - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1843 - 832 pages
...something out of it. thing having three angles, of which the terminal one is much further from the base DEMOC'RACY, a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in than the lateral ones. the hands of the people collectively, or in DEL'UGE, an inundation or overflowing...
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An Introduction to the Geography and History of India, and the Countries ...

Charles Alfred Browne - Asia - 1843 - 423 pages
...vegetable. MONARCHY, from, the Greek fiovtj mone, single, and npxtj arche, a government, and is a state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single individual. MONSOON— see page 26— it is of Hindoo origin. MOOR, signifies a tract of wet...
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1844 - 1079 pages
...Pertaining to a demiurge, or to creative power. DE-MOCXRA-CY, *. [Gr. In^atfana.] Government by the people } a form of government in which the supreme power is...collectively, or in which the people exercise the powej-s of legislation. DF.M'O-CRAT, n. One who adheres to a government by the people, or favors the...
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Introduction to the Geography and History of India, and of the Countries ...

Alfred Radford Symonds - India - 1845 - 407 pages
...animal nor vegetable. MONARCHY, from the Greek /uorij, single, and PX, a gorernment, is a state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single individual. MONSOON— see page 22— it is of Hindoo origin. MOOR, signifies a tract of wet...
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