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adjective dem·o·crat·ic \ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik\

: based on a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting : of or relating to democracy

Democratic : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S.

: relating to the idea that all people should be treated equally

Full Definition of DEMOCRATIC

:  of, relating to, or favoring democracy
often capitalized :  of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the United States evolving in the early 19th century from the anti-federalists and the Democratic-Republican party and associated in modern times with policies of broad social reform and internationalism
:  relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people <democratic art>
:  favoring social equality :  not snobbish
dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of DEMOCRATIC

  1. Democratic elections were held there today for the first time.
  2. the country's new democratic constitution
  3. Debates are an important part of the democratic process.
  4. The Democratic candidate for governor won the debate.
  5. Most of these policies appeal to Democratic voters.
  6. an interview with a leader of the Democratic Party
  7. The organization works to promote democratic reforms around the world.

First Known Use of DEMOCRATIC


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DEMOCRATIC Defined for Kids


adjective dem·o·crat·ic \ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik\

Definition of DEMOCRATIC for Kids

:  relating to or favoring political democracy
:  relating to a major political party in the United States that is associated with helping common people
:  believing in or practicing the idea that people are socially equal
dem·o·crat·i·cal·ly \-ti-kə-lē\ adverb <a democratically elected government>
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