democratic democratic  /ˌdɛ mə ˈkræ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
  2. (adj) belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
  3. (adj) representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • What motivated the Chief Pleas was not the islanders' democratic fervor, but pressure from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

News

  1. Unlike Democratic wave of 2008, NC now friendlier to GOP as Sen. Kay Hagan faces re-election

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina rode President Barack Obama's coattails in 2008, winning a seat Republicans had held for nearly four decades.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Democratic legislation under the ax in North Carolina

    Here is a list of programs initiated by Democratic governors or passed by Democratic legislatures (sometimes at the urging of Republican governors) that could be ended or have their funds deeply cut by the Republican legislature. A few have already been repealed.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

  3. Iowa Democratic Party announces new interim chairman

    The Iowa Democratic Party announced a former chairman is now the party's interim chair. Scott Brennan previously served as the party's chairman from 2006-2008.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa

Quotes

  1. He explained the conduct of McChrystal "undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. President Bush called on the Pakistani people "to honor Benazir Bhutto's memory by continuing with the democratic process for which she so bravely gave her life."
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "What I most took away from those experiences was simple admiration for the democratic process," she said. "The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: CBS News

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