- ♦♦1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A democratic country, government, or political system is governed by representatives who are elected by the people.
Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982, after a series of military governments.
...the country's first democratic elections.Derived words:democratically [[t]de̱məkræ̱tɪkli[/t]] ADV ADV adj, ADV with v
That June, Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected President.2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is democratic is based on the idea that everyone should have equal rights and should be involved in making important decisions.
Education is the basis of a democratic society...
He called for widespread changes to make the armed forces more democratic and less expensive.Syn:Derived words:democratically ADV-GRADED
This committee will enable decisions to be made democratically.3) ADJ: ADJ n Democratic is used in the titles of some political parties.
...the Social Democratic Party.
...the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan...
Maxine Waters is a Democratic Congresswoman, representing South Central Los Angeles.
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democratic — dem‧o‧crat‧ic [ˌdeməˈkrætɪk] adjective 1. controlled by representatives who are elected by the people of a country: • a democratic government 2. organized according to the principle that everyone has a right to be involved in making decisions: •… … Financial and business terms
democratic — DEMOCRÁTIC, Ă, democratici, ce, adj. Care aparţine democraţiei, caracteristic, propriu democraţiei; bazat, organizat pe principiile democraţiei; democrat (2). – Din fr. démocratique. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 DEMOCRÁTIC adj.… … Dicționar Român
democratic — (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. démocratique, from M.L. democraticus, from Gk. demokratikos of or for democracy; favoring democracy, from demokratia (see DEMOCRACY (Cf. democracy)). Earlier was democratian (1570s). As a political faction name, from 1790… … Etymology dictionary
Democratic — Dem o*crat ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. d[ e]mocratique.] 1. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people. [1913 Webster] 2. belonging to or relating to the Democratic party, the political… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
democratic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or supporting democracy. 2) egalitarian. 3) (Democratic) (in the US) relating to the Democratic Party. DERIVATIVES democratically adverb … English terms dictionary
democratic — [dem΄ə krat′ik] adj. [Fr démocratique < ML democraticus < Gr dēmokratikos] 1. of, belonging to, or upholding democracy or a democracy 2. of, for, or popular with all or most people [a democratic art form] 3. treating persons of all classes… … English World dictionary
democratic — index equal, free (enjoying civil liberty) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
democratic — [adj] representative, self governing autonomous, common, communal, constitutional, egalitarian, equal, free, friendly, individualistic, informal, just, libertarian, orderly, popular, populist, self ruling, socialist; concepts 319,536 … New thesaurus
democratic — democratically, adv. /dem euh krat ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy. 2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment. 3. advocating or… … Universalium
democratic — dem|o|crat|ic W2 [ˌdeməˈkrætık] adj 1.) controlled by representatives who are elected by the people of a country ▪ a democratic government ▪ the role of the media in the democratic process 2.) organized according to the principle that everyone… … Dictionary of contemporary English