I was watching Revenge of the Sith the other day and thought it was odd that the clones address Palpatine as My Lord.. I have never seen anyone address Palpatine as My Lord before, it seems odd to address the leader of a democracy as My Lord. Does this mean that the clones knew that Palpatine was Sidious(before the formation of the Empire)??

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    The correct 'form of address' for the Supreme Chancellor appears to be "My Lord"
    – Valorum
    Feb 25, 2016 at 8:04
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    It was a republic, not a democracy.
    – user14111
    Feb 25, 2016 at 15:20

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"My Lord" seems to be the official from of address for the Supreme Chancellor.

From Attack of the Clones

DAR WAC: The loyalist committee has arrived, my Lord.

Nute Gunway and other Separatist/Confederacy of Independent Systems characters also refer to him as "My Lord," Though it isn't clear if they call him this because he the Supreme Chancellor or because he's a Sith Lord or as a general term of respect.

NUTE : The invasion is on schedule, My Lord.

GENERAL GRIEVOUS: It will be done, My Lord.

COUNT DOOKU: I bring you good news, my Lord. The war has begun.

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    This seems most likely.
    – Valorum
    Feb 25, 2016 at 15:40

Mace Windu called Palpatine that, though I suspect he was being a bit sarcastic.

From Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Mace Windu: The oppression of the Sith will never return! You, my lord, have lost!
Supreme Chancellor: [speaking as Darth Sidious] No... no... no! YOU WILL DIE!

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