democrat

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EtymologyEdit

From French démocrate, from démocratie (modelled on aristocrate (aristocrat)).

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NounEdit

democrat (plural democrats)

  1. A supporter of democracy; an advocate of democratic politics (originally as opposed to the aristocrats in Revolutionary France).
  2. Someone who rules a representative democracy.
    • 2011, Wesley Yang, "Death, Dictators, and Democracy", NYU Alumni Magazine, ISSN 1938-4823, issue 16, Spring 2011, page 10:
      Democrats have to please a large segment of the voting public and will be punished if they fail to provide public goods [] . In the case of autocrats, however, they have to please a small minority of the governing power elite [] who will punish them if they fail to dedicate the public purse to their private enrichment.

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