- 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|Mike Sacks|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Dean Obeidallah|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Dean Obeidallah|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I'm sick to death of hearing that ignorant mantra, “Hamas was democratically elected.”
If Mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.
It shows what multitudes, democratically organized, can do if they will.Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883|William C. Kingsley
And so Peter Champneys found himself curiously at home in democratically oligarchic England.The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
The duties of this democratically elected autocrat are, in theory, generally stated as follows.
The birds were mating, life was forward, and Nature loves to be democratically lavish with her choicest secrets.The Spenders|Harry Leon Wilson
These latter are democratically counted in with the dining-room boarders.Alamo Ranch|Sarah Warner Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for democratically
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.