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" Government by the people; 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. "
A smaller English dictionary - Page 243
by John Ogilvie - 1872 - 472 pages
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson, Bird Wilson - Electronic books - 1804 - 1464 pages
...writers, no more than three regular forms of government were known and allowed. The first is that, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person. This they denominated a monarchy. The second is that, in which the supreme power is vested in a select...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 8

John Mason Good - 1819
...monarch.-) To play the king (Shakspeare) . MONARCHY, a large state governed by one , or a state where the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person. 'I iic word comes from the Greek fjunufwi, one who governs alone; formed of n»»°», toltts, and...
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The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828
...will, nay son. An aristocracy, which is sometimes called an oligarchy, (6Tle-gratsh-e) is that form in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a few of the nobility, who exercise it conjointly. The third form, you observed, said Horace, is a democracy:...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 15

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...Rome. Baker's Reflections on Learning, A MONARCHY is a state governed by an individual head : or where the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person. Of the three forms of government, viz. democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy, the last is the most powerful,...
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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 lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation. DEM'O-CKAT, it....
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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 to a large state...
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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 — Treatment...
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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 - 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 lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation. Such was the government...
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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 low ground,...
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