And if some democratical cholera, which does not care a rush for old names, carries off Lionel, what becomes of the old name then?
Harangue of Sokrates delivered in the name of the Laws, would have been applauded by all the democratical patriots of Athens.
I consider the disputes in the city of Geneva as arising from the progress of democratical principles in Europe.
King James could protest vehemently against the "democratical principles of the Company."
But it contains many excellent observations on democratical violence and ignorance, which history had led him duly to appreciate.
The oligarchy ceased to rule, and a democratical government was formed, provisionally, on the model of France.
No longer are affairs to be conducted after a fashion "democratical and tumultuous."
I will now speak of these first principles and manners, and whatever else a democratical state requires.
What part he took in the struggle between the oligarchy and its democratical assailants under Thrasybulus, we are not informed.
Such is one of the lamentable defects arising from a democratical form of Government.
c.1600, from French démocratique, from Medieval Latin democraticus, from Greek demokratikos "of or for democracy; favoring democracy," from demokratia (see democracy). Earlier was democratian (1570s).
As a political faction name, from 1790 in reference to France. U.S. political usage (with a capital D) attested from c.1800. The party originally was the Anti-Federal party, then the Democratic-Republican (Democratic for short). It formed among those opposed to extensive powers for the U.S. federal government. The name of the party was not formally shortened to Democratic until 1829. Democratic socialism is attested from 1849.