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democratic socialism

noun
1.
socialism, or a modified form of socialism, achieved by a gradual transition by and under democratic political processes.
Compare social democracy.
Origin of democratic socialism
1845-1850
1845-50
Related forms
democratic socialist, noun
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  • Social theory in its first crude form of democratic socialism gripped my intelligence more and more powerfully.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • democratic socialism has, hitherto at least, adopted on its party programme no formulary of the normal working-day required by it.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
Contemporary definitions for democratic socialism
noun

a form of socialism with a democratic government; the ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land, property, etc., by the community as a whole -- combined with a democratic government

Word Origin

democracy + socialism

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