One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The common people of an ancient Greek state.
- ‘In Sicily the tyrant is the ally of the rich and the foe of the demos’
- ‘Then the reforms of Kleisthenes formed the basis of the democracy, meaning the rule of the demoi, or village councils of the Athens peninsula.’
- 1.1 The populace of a democracy as a political unit.
- ‘Democracy is one of the six classical forms of government described by Aristotle, denoting government by the demos, or populace at large, as opposed to government by a few, or by a single ruler.’
- ‘This is a serious threat to democracy as it does not reflect power flowing from 'demos' (populace).’
From Greek dēmos.
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