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constitutional democracy


a system of government based on popular sovereignty in which the structures, powers, and limits of government are set forth in a constitution

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  • Does not constitutional democracy seem a snare and a delusion if two-thirds of the population are composed of such?

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • An unlimited autocracy is gradually becoming what might now be termed a constitutional democracy.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge

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