democratic

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See also: Democratic and democràtic

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French democratique, from Ancient Greek δημοκρατικός (dēmokratikós, of or for democracy", "favoring or suited for democracy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɛməˈkɹætɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ætɪk

Adjective[edit]

democratic (comparative more democratic, superlative most democratic)

  1. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
    The United States is a democratic country, as the citizens are allowed to choose leaders to represent their interests.
    • 2019 July 21, Dmitry Shumsky, “When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy”, in +972 Magazine:
      Both [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky and [David] Ben-Gurion also wrote songs of praise to the Ottoman Empire, its tolerance toward ethnic minorities in general — and to Jews in particular — as well as to the democratic changes it was undergoing.
  2. (US) Relating to a political party so called; usually, Democratic.
    Mount Vernon is run by a strong democratic party organization.
  3. Exhibiting social equality, egalitarian (see online Oxford).
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0147:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.

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  • democratic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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democratic m pl

  1. plural of democratich

Occitan[edit]

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democratic m (feminine singular democratica, masculine plural democratics, feminine plural democraticas)

  1. democratic

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French démocratique

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democratic m or n (feminine singular democratică, masculine plural democratici, feminine and neuter plural democratice)

  1. democratic

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