noun, plural de·moc·ra·cies.
Origin of democracy
Examples from the Web for non-democracy
As to his non-democracy, it fits him well, and I like him the better for it.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
British Dictionary definitions for non-democracy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for democracy
Word Origin and History for non-democracy
1570s, from Middle French démocratie (14c.), from Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).
Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the government which he has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
Culture definitions for non-democracy
A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.