What is democratic?

  • (adj): Characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality.
    Example: "Democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on democratic:

Young Democratic Socialists
... Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is a democratic socialist youth organization in the United States ... It is the youth section of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose political outlook it shares, and the American affiliate of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) ...
Ruud Lubbers
7, 1939) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) ... When the Parliamentary leader of Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives Wim Aantjes resigned of a World War II controversy, Lubbers succeed ... When the Christian Democratic Appeal Party leader and sitting Prime Minister Dries van Agt announced his retirement, Lubbers was chosen to succeed him ...
Hubert Humphrey
... He was a founder of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Americans for Democratic Action ... Humphrey was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election but lost to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon ...
KwaZulu-Natal - Law and Government - Current Composition of The Legislature
... opponents were the Inkatha Freedom Party, allied with the Democratic Alliance ... from the 2009 elections African National Congress (ANC) 51 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) 18 Democratic Alliance (DA) 7 Minority Front (MF) 2 African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) 1 ...
Fairfax County, Virginia - Government and Politics
... Democratic Governor Tim Kaine carried Fairfax County with over 60% of the vote in 2005, leading him to win 51.7% of votes statewide ... for 14 years was won by Gerry Connolly, the Democratic Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors ... as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, continuing a Democratic hold on the office of chairman that dates back to 1995 ...

More definitions of "democratic":

  • (adj): Representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large.
    Example: "Democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"
    Synonyms: popular
  • (adj): Belong to or relating to the Democratic Party.
    Example: "Democratic senator"

Famous quotes containing the word democratic:

    In his comprehensive delight in all experience Dickens resembles Walt Whitman, but he was innocent of that nebulous transcendentalism that blurred Whitman’s universe into vast misty panoramas and left him, for all his huge democratic vistas, unable to tell a story or paint a single concrete human being.
    Edgar Johnson (1912–1990)

    The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
    Ignatius Donnelly (1831–1901)

    The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal—that you can gather votes like box tops—is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)