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Definition of Democratic

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pertaining to a democracy (government run by the people of the country); pertaining to democratic principles (equal rights and privileges)
Democratic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Relating to a political party so called.
  
(a.)
Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
  
(a.)
Befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.
  
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democratic
\dem`o*crat"ic\ (?), a. [gr. &?;: cf. f. démocratique.]
1. pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
2. relating to a political party so called.
3. befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.


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 lao people`s democratic republic 
 the democratic party 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gweriniaethol = a. democratic
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
(antonym) undemocratic
(similar) antiauthoritarian
(see-also) elective, elected
2. belong to or relating to the Democratic Party; "Democratic senator"
(pertainym) democrat, populist
3. representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; "democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
(synonym) popular
(similar) common
Democratic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. The term originates from the Greek  () "rule of the people", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) "people" and κράτος (kratos) "power" or "rule" in the 5th century BCE to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens; the term is an antonym to (aristokratia) "rule of an elite". While theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation. In virtually all democratic governments throughout ancient and modern history, democratic citizenship consisted of an elite class until full enfranchisement was won for all adult citizens in most modern democracies through the suffrage movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. The English word dates to the 16th century, from the older Middle French and Middle Latin equivalents.

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