- 1Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles: democratic countries democratic governmentMore example sentences
- What people see as democratic principles may sometimes have to be compromised.
- In theory, the fund supports democratic institutions in the nations it assists.
- You also think our freedoms will be reined in and our democracy will be less democratic.
- 1.1Favouring or characterized by social equality; egalitarian: cycling is a very democratic activity which can be enjoyed by anyoneMore example sentences
- In many ways, running is the most democratic of sports.
- It is a democratic sport for all people of all ages.
- Most of all, footbag kicking is a democratic sport.
- 2 (Democratic) (In the US) relating to the Democratic Party: a Democratic fundraiser a Democratic governorMore example sentences
- In July and August the Democratic and Republican parties hold their nominating conventions.
- He brought a variety of Democratic congressmen on stage to wave at the crowd.
- No member of the Democratic congressional leadership commented on his charges.
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- This country is a democracy, so its president is democratically elected by a popular vote.
- But I do know we will be able to make these decisions democratically, with the right to choose what we really want.
- I prefer having democratically accountable regulators who oversee what corporations do.
early 17th century: from French démocratique, via medieval Latin from Greek dēmokratikos, from dēmokratia (see democracy).