Essential Meaning of democratic
1 : based on a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting : of or relating to democracy The dictatorship gave way to a democratic (form of) government. Democratic elections were held there today for the first time. See More Examplesthe country's new democratic constitution Debates are an important part of the democratic process.
2 : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S. The Democratic candidate for governor won the debate. Most of these policies appeal to Democratic voters. an interview with a leader of the Democratic Party
3 : relating to the idea that all people should be treated equally democratic principles The organization works to promote democratic reforms/changes around the world. a more democratic society
Full Definition of democratic
1 : of, relating to, or favoring democracy (see democracy sense 1) democratic elections a democratic government
2 often capitalized : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S. evolving in the early 19th century from the anti-federalists and the Democratic-Republican party and associated in modern times with policies of broad social reform and internationalism the Democratic candidate for governor
3 : relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people democratic art democratic education
4 : favoring social equality : not snobbish disagrees with her very democratic husband
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