predemocratic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ democratic

Adjective[edit]

predemocratic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Before democracy.
    • 2007 November 27, Michiko Kakutani, “The Timing, Luck and Lust Behind the Forming of That More Perfect Union”, in New York Times[1]:
      Gordon Wood has pointed out that the founders belonged to a post-aristocratic, predemocratic age that nurtured the emergence of a self-conscious and unembarrassed political elite.