quasidemocratically

democratic

[dem-uh-krat-ik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
2.
pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.
3.
advocating or upholding democracy.
4.
(initial capital letter) Politics.
a.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
b.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Rarty.
Also, democratical.


Origin:
1595–1605; < French démocratique or Medieval Latin dēmocraticus, both < Greek dēmokratikós, equivalent to dēmokrat(ía) (see democracy) + -ikos -ic

democratically, adverb
antidemocratic, adjective
antidemocratical, adjective
antidemocratically, adverb
half-democratic, adjective
hyperdemocratic, adjective
nondemocratic, adjective
nondemocratical, adjective
nondemocratically, adverb
predemocratic, adjective
prodemocratic, adjective
pseudo-Democratic, adjective
pseudodemocratic, adjective
pseudodemocratically, adverb
quasi-democratic, adjective
quasi-democratically, adverb
superdemocratic, adjective
superdemocratically, adverb
undemocratic, adjective
undemocratically, adverb
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democratic (ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
2.  upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
3.  popular with or for the benefit of all: democratic sports
 
demo'cratically
 
adv

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democratic
c.1600, from Fr. democratique, from M.L. democraticus, from Gk. demokratikos, from demokratia (see democracy). Earlier was democratian (1570s). U.S. political usage (with a capital D) attested from 1800. The party originally was the Anti-Federal party, then the Democratic-Republican
(Democratic for short). It formed among those opposed to extensive powers for the U.S. federal government. The name of the party was not formally shortened to Democratic until 1829. Colloquial abbreviation Demo dates to 1793. Democratic socialism is attested from 1849.
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