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Definition of democratic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a country, state, system, etc.) controlled by representatives who are elected by the people of a country; connected with this system a democratic country a democratic system democratic government They are aiming to make the institutions of the EU truly democratic. Exercise your democratic right to vote.
  2. 2based on the principle that all members have an equal right to be involved in running an organization, etc. democratic participation a democratic decision
  3. 3based on the principle that all members of society are equal rather than divided by money or social class a democratic society democratic reforms
  4. 4Democratic (abbreviation Dem., D) connected with the Democratic Party the Democratic senator from Oregon
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adverb a democratically elected government democratically controlled The decision was made democratically.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: democratic