1 adj A democratic country, government, or political system is governed by representatives who are elected by the people.
usu ADJ n
Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982, after a series of military governments.
democratically adv ADV adj, ADV with v
That June, Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected President.
2 adj Something that is democratic is based on the idea that everyone should have equal rights and should be involved in making important decisions.
Education is the basis of a democratic society...
This committee will enable decisions to be made democratically.
3 adj Democratic is used in the titles of some political parties. ADJ n ...the Social Democratic Party.
A social democratic party is a political party whose principles are based on social democracy. adj ADJ n
...relations with the social democratic governments in Europe.
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