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See also: démocratie and democrație

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French démocratie, from Latin dēmocratia, from Ancient Greek δημοκρᾰτῐ́ᾱ (dēmokratíā).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdeː.moː.kraːˈ(t)si/
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  • Rhymes: -i

NounEdit

democratie f (plural democratieën, diminutive democratietje n)

  1. (uncountable, countable) democracy
    Aan de basis van elke democratie ligt die vrijheid, die in de loop der tijden is bevochten, zei de koningin.
    At the basis of each democracy lies that freedom, which in the course of time has been gained, said the queen.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 1370-1372 in Les Ethiques en françois a translation of Aristotle by Nicolas Oresme, borrowed from Ancient Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía)[1].

NounEdit

democratie f (plural democraties)

  1. democracy; popular rule

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ démocratie” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).