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democratic US English

Of, relating to, or supporting democracy or its principles

Democratic in democratic US English

Of or relating to the Democratic Party

democratic US Thesaurus

a young democratic government

democratic deficit US English

A perceived deficiency in the way a particular democratic government, institution, etc., functions in relation to the principles of democracy, especially with regard to a lack of accountability and control over the process of policy-making.

Democratic Party US English

One of the two main US political parties (the other being the Republican Party), which follows a liberal program, tending to promote a strong central government and expansive social programs

liberal democratic US English

Of or relating to liberal democracy; that advocates or promotes the principles of liberal democracy.

social democratic US English

That supports or advocates social democracy; specifically designating any of various political parties or movements that support or advocate social democracy; of or relating to these.

democratic centralism US English

The Leninist organizational system in which policy is decided centrally and is binding on all members

democratic socialism US English

A form of socialism pursued by democratic rather than autocratic or revolutionary means, especially by respecting a democratically elected legislature as the source of political change; (also more generally) moderate or centrist socialism.

democratic socialist US English

An advocate of democratic socialism; a member of a political party whose aims are those of democratic socialism.

New Democratic Party US English

A left-of-centre political party formed from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1961 and deriving substantial support from organized labour; abbreviated NDP.

Social Democratic Party US English

A UK political party with moderate socialist aims, founded in 1981 by a group of former Labour MPs and disbanded in 1990 after political regroupings

Democratic-Republican Party US English

A US political party that was founded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and was a forerunner of the modern Democratic Party

German Democratic Republic US English

Official name for the former state of East Germany(see Germany)

Congo, Democratic Republic of US English

A large country in central Africa with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean; population 68,692,500 (est. 2009); capital, Kinshasa; languages, French (official), Kongo, Lingala, Swahili, and others. Also called Congo-Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of Congo US English

See Congo, Democratic Republic of.

States' Rights Democratic Party US English

A political party formed in 1948 advocating states' rights and opposing the presidential candidacy of Harry S Truman

Ulster Democratic Unionist Party US English

An extreme Loyalist political party in Northern Ireland, co-founded by Ian Paisley in 1972

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of US English

Official name for North Korea.

Social Democratic and Labour Party US English

A left-of-centre political party in Northern Ireland, formed in 1970 and supported largely by Catholics. It calls for the establishment of a united Ireland by constitutional means, and rejects the violent tactics of the IRA

antidemocratic US English

In conflict with the principles of democracy