Democratic Party


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Democratic Party

n.
One of the two major political parties in the United States, owing its origin to a split in the Democratic-Republican Party under Andrew Jackson in 1828.

Democratic Party

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) the older and more liberal of the two major political parties, so named since 1840. Compare Republican Party
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa from 1989 to 2000) a multiracial political party of the centre-left. Abbreviation: DP

Dem′ocrat′ic Par′ty


n.
one of the two major political parties in the U.S., dating from a split in the Democratic-Republican Party in 1828.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United StatesDemocratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States
Tammany, Tammany Hall, Tammany Society - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Democrat - a member of the Democratic Party
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Democratic Party

n (Am) the Democratic Partyil partito democratico
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So large was his following that he managed to take possession of the empty shell of the old Democratic Party. He occupied an anomalous position, preaching an emasculated socialism combined with a nondescript sort of petty bourgeois capitalism.
And with Hearst crashed also to destruction the Democratic Party that he had so recently captured.
With the destruction of Hearst and the Democratic Party, there were only two paths for his following to take.
In the stockyards this was only in national and state elections, for in local elections the Democratic Party always carried everything.
After a silence the justice of the peace informed Wilson that he and Buckstone and the constable had come as a committee, on the part of the Democratic party, to ask him to run for mayor--for the little town was about to become a city and the first charter election was approaching.
While this affair was hanging fire, he proved that he understood the principles of the Democratic Party by winning the first prize for his essay in a similar contest.
18 -- Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent congratulatory message to Japan's Prime Minister elect Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.
PRINCETON, NJ -- According to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, Americans are much more positive in their assessments of the Democratic Party than of the Republican Party -- consistent with a trend Gallup has measured since April 2006.
But if Democrats can win anywhere, do they do it as Democrats, or as individuals who separate themselves from the damaged brand of the national Democratic Party? And if the latter, how does that build a party?
If we are to be a nation that promotes social, economic, and political justice, labor and the Democratic Party must rebuild and strengthen their traditional alliance.
In Canada, the racist Heritage Front served as the counterpart to Germany's National Democratic Party. In the mid 1990s, Grant Bristow, the notorious co-founder of the Heritage Front, was exposed as an undercover agent of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

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