borrowed from Greek dêmos "district, country, people, political district in Attica" — more at demo-
1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Deme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deme. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.
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