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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.
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
one of the two major political parties in the U.S., dating from a split in the Democratic-Republican Party in 1828.
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|Noun||1.||Democratic 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