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democratic socialism

noun

a form of socialism with a democratic government; the ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land, property, etc., by the community as a whole -- combined with a democratic government

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democracy + socialism

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  • Social theory in its first crude form of democratic socialism gripped my intelligence more and more powerfully.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • democratic socialism has, hitherto at least, adopted on its party programme no formulary of the normal working-day required by it.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle

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