- 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 undemocratic
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
These brilliant lawyers sat around the room deciding how they could most effectively quiet Rabbi Kahane in an undemocratic manner.
Israel is a flawed but vibrant democracy being corrupted by a brutal, undemocratic occupation on land it conquered in 1967.Why Do People Keep Calling Israel an Apartheid State When It’s Not?|Peter Beinart|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lapid may be malleable, but Bennett was without question on the hard-right, verging on undemocratic.
The opposition has said that the drafting was driven by Islamist interests and finalized in undemocratic fashion.
No time now to have every decisive and expedient measure yelled down as 'unconstitutional' or undemocratic or unprecedented.
How did the Democratic political system of Jefferson and Jackson issue in undemocratic inequalities?The Promise Of American Life|Herbert David Croly
The relation of a man giving a tip and a man accepting it is as undemocratic as the relation of master and slave.The Itching Palm|William R Scott
Thus the undemocratic character, so often lamented in West Point and Annapolis, is in reality their strong point.
A lockout of employers in a particular business is a holdup of all other employers and workmen, and is undemocratic and unfair.The Ghost in the White House|Gerald Stanley Lee
British Dictionary definitions for undemocratic (1 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for undemocratic
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.