Democracy etymology


English word democracy comes from Ancient Greek κράτος, Ancient Greek δῆμος, and later Middle French democratie (Democracy; popular rule.)

Etymology of democracy

Detailed word origin of democracy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
κράτος Ancient Greek (grc)
δῆμος Ancient Greek (grc)
δημοκρατία Ancient Greek (grc)
democratia Malayalam (mal)
democratie Middle French (frm) Democracy; popular rule.
democracy English (en) (countable, government) A government under the direct or representative rule of the people of its jurisdiction.. (uncountable) Belief in political freedom and equality; the "spirit of democracy".. (uncountable) Rule by the people, especially as a form of government; either directly or through elected representatives (representative democracy).

Words with the same origin as democracy

Descendants of κράτος