[ adjective ] (politics) 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
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
This is the stage at which democratic developments must take_place if the society is to become an open community of creative people .
We have every obligation to take seriously their claims to being democratic and free countries ; we also have , in consequence , the duty to appraise realistically and honestly their performance and to communicate our judgments to their leaders in frank but friendly ways .(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
generous public provision for the infirm ; democratic and secret elections of all officers including priests , meals taken publicly in common refectories ; a common habit or uniform prescribed for all citizens ; even houses changed once a decade ; six hours of manual_labor a day for all but a handful of magistrates and scholars , and careful measures to prevent anyone from shirking ; no private_property , no money ; no sort of pricing at_all for any goods or services , and therefore no market in the economic sense of the term .
[ adjective ] (politics) belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
Until 1924 O_'_Banion pistoleers and knuckle-duster bullyboys had kept his North_Side domain solidly Democratic .
But as November 1924 drew close the Democratic hierarchy was sorely troubled by grapevine reports that O_'_Banion was being wooed by the opposition , and was meeting and conferring with important Republicans .(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
a former Democratic candidate for President , a New_Deal poet , the magazine 's chief editorial writer , two newspaper_columnists , head of a national broadcasting_company , a popular Protestant evangelist , etc. .