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.

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.

English dictionary. 2008.


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