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1. Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
2. Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
3. Believing in or practicing social equality: "a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords" (George du Maurier).
4. Democratic Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.

dem′o·crat′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk) or


1. (Philosophy) of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
4. (Philosophy) popular with or for the benefit of all: democratic sports.
ˌdemoˈcratically adv
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(ˌdɛm əˈkræt ɪk)

also dem`o•crat′i•cal,

1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
2. pertaining to or characterized by political or social equality.
3. advocating or upholding democracy.
4. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
[1595–1605; < French]
dem`o•crat′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
elected, elective - subject to popular election; "elective official"
undemocratic - not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"
2.Democratic - belong to or relating to the Democratic Party; "Democratic senator"
3.democratic - representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; "democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
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adjective self-governing, popular, republican, representative, elected, autonomous, populist, egalitarian Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982.
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Of, representing, or carried on by people at large:
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دِيـمُقْرَاطيّديموقْراطي، نَصير لحُكْم الشَّعْبمُؤْمِن بالديموقْراطِيَّه المُتَساوِيَه
lÿîræîis-, lÿîræîislegurlÿîræîislegur
dân chủ


[ˌdeməˈkrætɪk] ADJ
1. [country, society, government, election] → democrático
2. (US) (Pol) Democratic [candidate, nomination, convention] → demócrata
the Democratic Partyel Partido Demócrata
the Democratic Congressel congreso demócrata
the Democratic Republic ofla República Democrática de ...
see also liberal C
see also social C
3. (= egalitarian) [style, ethos, boss, atmosphere] → democrático
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[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adj (US) [nomination, candidate] → démocrate


[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adj
[election, rule, country, government, system] → démocratique
(= egalitarian) [society, institution] → démocratique
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demokratisch; the Social Democratic Partydie Sozialdemokratische Partei; the Christian Democratic Partydie Christlich-Demokratische Partei
Democratic (US Pol, candidate, nomination, convention) → der Demokratischen Partei; the Democratic Partydie Demokratische Partei
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[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adjdemocratico/a
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(diˈmokrəsi) plural deˈmocracies noun
(a country having) a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them. Which is the world's largest democracy?; He believes in democracy.
democrat (ˈdeməkrӕt) noun
one who believes in democracy as a principle. She likes to pretend she's a democrat.
democratic (deməˈkrӕtik) adjective
(negative undemocratic).
1. belonging to, governed by or typical of democracy. a democratic country.
2. believing in equal rights and privileges for all. The boss is very democratic.
democratically (deməˈkrӕtikəli) adverb
(negative undemocratically) following democratic principles. The issue was decided democratically by taking a general vote.
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دِيـمُقْرَاطيّ demokratický demokratisk demokratisch δημοκρατικός democrático demokraattinen démocratique demokratski democratico 民主主義の 민주적인 democratisch demokratisk demokratyczny democrático демократический demokratisk เกี่ยวกับประชาธิปไตย demokratik dân chủ 民主的
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In Switzerland they support the Radicals, without losing sight of the fact that this party consists of antagonistic elements, partly of Democratic Socialists, in the French sense, partly of radical bourgeois.
Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
Thou shalt see it shining in the arm that wields a pick or drives a spike; that democratic dignity which, on all hands, radiates without end from God; Himself!
What Nietzsche strives to combat and to overthrow is the modern democratic tendency which is slowly labouring to level all things--even the sexes.
Is it too much to hope that some democratic "Bert" may not ultimately get even with his Highness?
So large was his following that he managed to take possession of the empty shell of the old Democratic Party.
Let him then be set over against democracy; he may truly be called the democratic man.
Nature is not democratic, nor limited-monarchical, but despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot of her authority by the pertest of her sons; and as fast as the public mind is opened to more intelligence, the code is seen to be brute and stammering.
They were also to preserve their ancient patrimony, which custom being broken through by the Leucadians, made their government too democratic; for by that means it was no longer necessary to be possessed of a certain fortune to be qualified to be a magistrate.
In the stockyards this was only in national and state elections, for in local elections the Democratic Party always carried everything.
The effect of Dickens is purely democratic, and however contemptible he found our pseudo-equality, he was more truly democratic than any American who had yet written fiction.

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