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 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, "Israel’s Not-So-Secret Weapon in Coronavirus Fight: The Spies of Mossad," 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, "Having nine passports is rare; here’s how it could happen," 14 Dec. 2019 These countries, as well as the clearly nondemocratic behemoth China, make up part of the larger and perhaps more relevant G-20. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "The G-7 has always been an informal club. With Russia remarks, Trump is pushing that.," 8 June 2018 While this particular brand of soft power seems new, the West has a long history of welcoming citizens from nondemocratic regimes. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Washington Post, "How authoritarian regimes use migration to exert ‘soft power’ in foreign policy," 6 July 2018 Flattery is common in democratic and nondemocratic politics. Xavier Marquez, Washington Post, "Why Trump administration officials try so hard to flatter him," 10 Jan. 2018 Democratic advances in the continent have been rare in recent years, observers say, and a recent survey by Pew Research Center showed that many people in African nations were willing to consider nondemocratic forms of government. Krista Mahr, Newsweek, "Coup in Africa: Zimbabwe Dumped Mugabe, But Will Other African Countries Do the Same to Their Dictators?," 12 Dec. 2017 Its government is largely nondemocratic yet its society is relatively egalitarian. The Christian Science Monitor, "What can bind the Middle East," 6 June 2017 The move is sure to stoke anger and anxiety among our European allies and to lift the stature of nondemocratic countries such as China, which will pose as guardians of a new kind of international order. Jennifer Rubin, The Denver Post, "The big political takeaways on the U.S. exiting the Paris climate deal," 2 June 2017

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondemocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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