Definition of the Democratic Party noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Democratic Party

BrE BrE//ðə ˌdeməˈkrætɪk pɑːti//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌdeməˈkrætɪk pɑːrti//
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one of the two main political parties in the US, usually considered to be in favour of social reform compare Republican Party Culture Compared with their rivals, the Republican Party, the Democrats are more liberal and have strong support from minorities and the trade/​labor unions. The party began in 1792 as the Democratic Republican Party. Democratic Presidents have included Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, John F Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The traditional symbol for the party is the donkey.
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