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.
- Also dem·o·crat·i·cal .
- dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
- an·ti·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- half-dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- hy·per·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
- non·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pre·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pro·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do-Dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- qua·si-dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- su·per·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- su·per·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·dem·o·crat·ic, adjective
- un·dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use democratic in a sentence
Democrats, in turn, said the labels didn’t go far enough and worried that leaving posts up would cause the public to doubt the democratic process.Senators attack Facebook and Twitter over labeling election misinformation | Danielle Abril | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
Those workers are the unsung heroes of the democratic process.
The commitment of the Seychellois people to the democratic process has ushered in a new chapter in their country’s history.What the State Department says about peaceful transfers of power | Philip Bump | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
The democratic nature of trivia had been thrown off-kilter, and Trebek had to correct it.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers | Oliver Roeder | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
For our teachers, we recognize it as part of our responsibility to emphasize the importance of the democratic process and the need to trust the process.During election week like no other, teachers help students make sense of it all | Joe Heim, Hannah Natanson, Valerie Strauss | November 7, 2020 | Washington Post
Kurnosova badly wants the change to take place democratically.
The prisoners organize themselves through democratically elected representatives of the eight separate prison sections.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison | Jason Batansky | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The once loosely, almost democratically structured congregation came under the control of an eight-man board of elders, Nate says.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The members of these secret tribunals were elected democratically by the villagers themselves.
How unconventionally Israel approaches its God, and how democratically!Against the Current | Edward A. Steiner
It was small marvel that an institution of practice so democratically heterodox should awaken the jealousy of European legitimacy.
And these two traits are precisely what characterize the democratically constituted society.Democracy and Education | John Dewey
But these things are not democratically owned and managed in the common interest.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
British Dictionary definitions for democratic
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 all: democratic sports
- democratically, adverb
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