democratic
/dem'euh krat"ik/, adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.
3. advocating or upholding democracy.
4. (cap.) Politics.
a. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic party.
b. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican party.
Also, democratical.
[1595-1605; < F démocratique or ML democraticus, both < Gk demokratikós, equiv. to demokrat(ía) (see DEMOCRACY) + -ikos -IC]

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(as used in expressions)
Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Democratic Republic of East Timor
Christian Democratic Party
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Congo Democratic Republic of the
Democratic Party of the Left
Italian Democratic Socialists SDI
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

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Universalium. 2010.

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