- 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 democratical
No longer are affairs to be conducted after a fashion "democratical and tumultuous."Pioneers of the Old South
Again all their offices are annual and on a democratical footing.
Have you, then, no commendation at all for any kind of democratical government?Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
Marcus Tullius Cicero
What part he took in the struggle between the oligarchy and its democratical assailants under Thrasybulus, we are not informed.
Harangue of Sokrates delivered in the name of the Laws, would have been applauded by all the democratical patriots of Athens.
- 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 democratical
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.