- 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.
Origin of democratic
Examples from the Web for democratic
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.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup
January 5, 2015
The election of 1964 produced the most liberal Congress since the Democratic landslide of 1936.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
The election of 1964 was a landslide victory for the Democratic Party.
More than any of the others, the Twentieth Century will be democratic.
Yours must be the spirit of the times, strenuous, complex, democratic.
The Northern States were slow to adopt the Democratic creed.
It originated, beyond a question, in the democratic element.
- 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 alldemocratic sports
Word Origin and History for democratic
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.