noun (plural demoi /-moi/)
1.1The populace as a political unit, especially in a democracy.
- This is a serious threat to democracy as it does not reflect power flowing from 'demos' (populace).
- 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.
From Greek dēmos.
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