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Old 08-26-2020, 11:07 PM
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Republic--from Latin, rule by the people

Democracy--from Greek, rule by the people

Neither is a matter for two wolves and a chicken voting on what to eat for dinner.
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I truly did not know who is right here (and, conversely, who is wrong).

So I looked it up in Dictionary.com.

It says the following:

"ORIGIN OF DEMOCRACY
1525–35; <Middle French démocratie <Late Latin dēmocratia <Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo-demo- + -kratia-cracy"

And:

"ORIGIN OF REPUBLIC
1595–1605; <French république, Middle French <Latin rēs pūblica, equivalent to rēs thing, entity + pūblicapublic"

It further says that "republic" (in Definition #1) means "a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them"--which is very similar to the definition of "democracy" in Definition #1, as "government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system."
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As you are the one calling the answer wrong, perhaps you can demonstrate how it is wrong.
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Republic

/rəˈpəblik/
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a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
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Republic

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a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
That is exactly what Get a Clue said. Ruled by the people. Or people elected by the people, same thing.
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That is exactly what Get a Clue said. Ruled by the people. Or people elected by the people, same thing.
That's not what her handlers told her.
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