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On the classifications of forms of government, see Appendix A, Introd. p. 208. On this ordinary, popular, fourfold division, see Pol. VI (IV) 7, init.

τὸ μὲν κύριον καὶ τὸ κρῖνον κ.τ.λ.] ‘the sovereign power, the highest authority’, τὸ κύριον; or the ‘power’ which ‘decides’, τὸ κρῖνον, with which rests the ultimate decision, to which lies the ultimate appeal—this sovereign power ‘is always either a part of one of these four or the whole of it’; the ‘part’ in the three latter cases of the forms named: the ‘whole’ in the democratical form alone.

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