pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.
advocating or upholding democracy.
(initial capital letter)Politics.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Party.
- Also dem·o·crat·i·cal .
- dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- half-dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- hy·per·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pre·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pro·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do-Dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- qua·si-dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- su·per·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- su·per·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- un·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use democratic in a sentence
By speaking up and taking action, CEOs can let elected officials know that the business community will not stand by as democratic rights are violated.Why CEOs must take action on democracy and election integrity—and how they can do it | matthewheimer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Israeli human rights advocates say exports to Hong Kong police should legally have stopped in 2019 when anti-democratic crackdowns grew dramatically.Israeli phone hacking company faces court fight over sales to Hong Kong | Patrick O'Neill | August 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It’s certainly popular, and at the very least, “democratic.”Ikea promises ‘democratic’ design. Has its Virgil Abloh collaboration lived up? | claychandler | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
The shutdown lasted until January, making it the longest internet blackout ever seen in the democratic world.How India became the world’s leader in internet shutdowns | Katie McLean | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It’s worth thinking about these categories both in terms of the horse race and in terms of broader questions of democratic norms and values.Five Ways Trump And GOP Officials Are Undermining The Election Process | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | August 11, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Obviously, the first obligation of all liberal democratic governments is to enforce the rule of law.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive | Ayaan Hirsi Ali | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even the arguably more democratic House is only at 10 percent black members.
By 2012, democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.
Neither the Republican nor the democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
But Republican and democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.
It had its counterpart on the political side in the rise of representative democratic government.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
He did this to signalise his disapprobation of royalty, and his preference for democratic equality.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The first was a democratic step indeed, and aroused great excitement.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Revolution in Venice, and a democratic government formed under the direction of the French general Angereau.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
And of the world of to-day, be it remembered, elective democratic control covers only a part of the field.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for democratic
of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
popular with or for the benefit of all: democratic sports
- democratically, adverb
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