democratic

[ dem-uh-krat-ik ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈkræt ɪk /

adjective

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.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Party.

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Origin of democratic

1595–1605; < French démocratique or Medieval Latin dēmocraticus, both < Greek dēmokratikós, equivalent to dēmokrat(ía) (see democracy) + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for democratic

democratic
/ (ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of democratic

democratically, adverb
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