democratic has definitions from the field of politics
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[ adjective ] (politics) characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

Examples

"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 .

2
[ adjective ] (politics) belong to or relating to the Democratic Party

Examples

"Democratic senator"

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. .

Related terms

democrat

3
[ adjective ] representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

Synonyms

popular

Examples

"democratic art forms" "a democratic or popular movement" "popular thought" "popular science" "popular fiction"

Related terms

common

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