(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
..., state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
a government ruled by a small group of noble, land-owning families
form of government in which a few people have the power
government ruled by the people
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and make the laws rather than through representatives
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
In ancient Rome, the supreme governing body, originally made up only of aristocrats.
Greek leader who made the Athenian government more democratic by reorganizing the assembly to balance the power between rich and poor members.
Athenian statesman who increased the number of citizens who could participate in government thus, fostered the conditions that gave rise to Athenian direct democracy.