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noun

a political ideology advocating a gradual transition to socialism or a modified form of socialism by and under democratic political processes.
a system of government achieved in this way: Sweden’s social democracy.
Social Democracy. the principles and policies of any of certain Social Democratic parties, especially in Europe.

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Origin of social democracy

First recorded in 1885–90
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social democracy

noun

(sometimes capital) the beliefs, principles, practices, or programme of a Social Democratic Party or of social democrats

Derived forms of social democracy

social democratic, adjective
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