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social democracy

social democracy

noun

: 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
:  a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
2
:  a democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices
social democrat noun
social democratic adjective

First Known Use of SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

1850

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