- 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
Historical Examples of 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.
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.