a form of democracy in which the laws and policies are made directly by the citizens rather than by representatives.
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How to use pure democracy in a sentence
The founders made it as nearly a pure democracy as they dared.The Unpopular Review Vol. I | Various
Here he established a pure democracy, all equally sharing the dignity and privileges of the government.America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. | Benjamin Franklin Bowen
It was a pure democracy wherein my father was a leader and my mother beloved by all who knew her.A Son of the Middle Border | Hamlin Garland
It was a pure democracy where only merit counted and where the individual effaced himself for the common good of all.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron | J. W. Duffield
This creed of Buddha is a pure democracy, for there is no distinction of class in bathing.The Critic in the Orient | George Hamlin Fitch