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democratic

See also: democràtic

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French democratique, from Ancient Greek δημοκρατικός (dēmokratikós, of or for democracy", "favoring or suited for democracy)

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democratic (comparative more democratic, superlative most democratic)

  1. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
    The United States is a democratic country, as the citizens are allowed to choose leaders to represent their interests.
  2. (US) Relating to a political party so called; usually, Democratic.
    Mount Vernon is run by a strong democratic party organization.
  3. Exhibiting social equality, egalitarian (see online Oxford).
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.II:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.

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  • democratic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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democratic m pl

  1. plural form of democratich

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French démocratique

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democratic 4 nom/acc forms

  1. democratic

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