democratie

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

democratie f (plural democratieën, diminutive democratietje n)

  1. 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.

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

democratie f (plural democraties)

  1. democracy; popular rule

References[edit]

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