- 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 democratically
Sure, as Sotomayor wrote, “democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups.”Affirmative Action Isn’t Oppressive, but the Roberts Court Wants to End It Anyway
April 23, 2014
Paradoxically, we have a political system where we democratically elect senators to work in undemocratic body.Senate Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough to Kill the Filibuster
November 22, 2013
The United Supreme Court should tread lightly before striking down laws enacted by our democratically elected officials.Dr. Antonin and Mr. Scalia, or, a Justice Divided Against Himself
July 3, 2013
I'm sick to death of hearing that ignorant mantra, “Hamas was democratically elected.”Don’t Tread On My Hair, Hamas
April 4, 2013
If Mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.Why I Like Naftali Bennett
January 17, 2013
These latter are democratically counted in with the dining-room boarders.Alamo Ranch
Sarah Warner Brooks
How unconventionally Israel approaches its God, and how democratically!Against the Current
Edward A. Steiner
The birds were mating, life was forward, and Nature loves to be democratically lavish with her choicest secrets.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
A nation, democratically constituted, is not organized from a military point of view.Battle Studies
Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
During this past year, Peru inaugurated a democratically elected government.
- 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 democratically
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.