non·​dem·​o·​crat·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce nondemocratic (audio) \

Definition of nondemocratic

: not democratic: such as
a : not believing in or practicing democracy nondemocratic countries
b usually non-Democratic : not of or relating to the Democratic Party in the U.S. non-Democratic candidates/voters

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Recent Examples on the Web The themes, motifs and aesthetics on display when the Grand Egyptian Museum opens this year will tell us a lot about how culture will be used by nondemocratic governments around the world. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 And as nondemocratic states, their ruling elites could not claim to even represent the abiding views of their small numbers of citizens, let alone the critical mass of regional public opinion. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 12 May 2021 Changes included hard-and-fast rules against serving defense, intelligence, justice, or policing institutions in nondemocratic countries. Robert Zafft, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 During the Arab Spring, activists used social media to challenge nondemocratic regimes in northern Africa and the Middle East. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2020 When Trump’s plan to incite private groups to station themselves at polling stations drew considerable backlash, Trump and his GOP quislings have now turned to soliciting police unions to support their underhanded, nondemocratic tactics. Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 The gesture sends a message of comity and national unity to all citizens, particularly in countries emerging from conflict or nondemocratic rule. W. Taylor Reveley, WSJ, 25 Sep. 2020 The Mossad’s efforts were easier in nondemocratic countries where intelligence agencies have more influence with the rulers, this official said. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 There are more paths to citizenship in European countries, fewer in the Americas (although birthright citizenship is more common), and limited routes in nondemocratic countries, says Maarten Vink, of Maastricht University. Manuel Canales, National Geographic, 14 Dec. 2019

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondemocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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