democratic centralism

noun

Definition of democratic centralism

: a principle of Communist party organization by which members take part in policy discussions and elections at all levels but must follow decisions made at higher levels

First Known Use of democratic centralism

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for democratic centralism

translation of Russian demokratičeskij centralizm

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“Democratic centralism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/democratic%20centralism. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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