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social democracy

noun

Simple Definition of social democracy

  • : a political movement that uses principles of democracy to change a capitalist country to a socialist one

  • : a country that uses both capitalist and socialist practices

Full Definition of social democracy

  1. 1 :  a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means

  2. 2 :  a democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices

social democrat noun
social democratic adjective

1850

First Known Use of social democracy

1850


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