Synonyms for representative government

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It combines most of the best qualities of representative government.

He was an eager advocate of representative government in 1869.

A representative government may be as despotic as an absolute monarchy.

Yes, sir, to put an end to elective and representative government!

Here, then, is the primary paradox of representative government.

That it should be a representative government they grasp, but representative of what?

But they preferred to keep alive the spark of representative government.

And they tell us that representative government is a failure.

Men felt that they had representative government and they were content.

Representative government seemed to be an abomination to him.

WORD ORIGIN

"serving to represent," late 14c., from Old French representatif (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin repraesentativus, from stem of Latin repraesentare (see represent). Meaning "standing for others" is from 1620s; in the political sense of "holding the place of the people in the government, having citizens represented by chosen persons" is first recorded 1620s. Meaning "pertaining to or founded on representation of the people" is from 1640s.

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democracy

noungovernment in which people participate
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