1 of, like, practising, advocating, or constituting democracy or a democracy.
2 favouring social equality.
Phrases and idioms:
democratic centralism an organizational system in which policy is decided centrally and is binding on all members. Democratic Party one of the two main US political parties, considered to support social reform and international commitment (cf. Republican Party).
Etymology: F deacutemocratique f. med.L democraticus f. Gk demokratikos f. demokratia DEMOCRACY
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democratic — dem‧o‧crat‧ic [ˌdeməˈkrætɪk] adjective 1. controlled by representatives who are elected by the people of a country: • a democratic government 2. organized according to the principle that everyone has a right to be involved in making decisions: •… … Financial and business terms
democratic — DEMOCRÁTIC, Ă, democratici, ce, adj. Care aparţine democraţiei, caracteristic, propriu democraţiei; bazat, organizat pe principiile democraţiei; democrat (2). – Din fr. démocratique. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 DEMOCRÁTIC adj.… … Dicționar Român
democratic — (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. démocratique, from M.L. democraticus, from Gk. demokratikos of or for democracy; favoring democracy, from demokratia (see DEMOCRACY (Cf. democracy)). Earlier was democratian (1570s). As a political faction name, from 1790… … Etymology dictionary
Democratic — Dem o*crat ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. d[ e]mocratique.] 1. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people. [1913 Webster] 2. belonging to or relating to the Democratic party, the political… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
democratic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or supporting democracy. 2) egalitarian. 3) (Democratic) (in the US) relating to the Democratic Party. DERIVATIVES democratically adverb … English terms dictionary
democratic — [dem΄ə krat′ik] adj. [Fr démocratique < ML democraticus < Gr dēmokratikos] 1. of, belonging to, or upholding democracy or a democracy 2. of, for, or popular with all or most people [a democratic art form] 3. treating persons of all classes… … English World dictionary
democratic — index equal, free (enjoying civil liberty) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
democratic — [adj] representative, self governing autonomous, common, communal, constitutional, egalitarian, equal, free, friendly, individualistic, informal, just, libertarian, orderly, popular, populist, self ruling, socialist; concepts 319,536 … New thesaurus
democratic — democratically, adv. /dem euh krat ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy. 2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment. 3. advocating or… … Universalium
democratic — [[t]de̱məkræ̱tɪk[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A democratic country, government, or political system is governed by representatives who are elected by the people. Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982, after a series of military governments … English dictionary
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