democratic

Things that are democratic are ruled by the people, for the people. A basic democratic process involves letting everyone vote on what they think is best for the whole group.

Democratic government started thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, but it's still catching on all over the world. A dictatorship or monarchy is ruled by one person, but in a democratic society, or a democracy, the people rule. Even though there is a leader — a President in the United States — he or she is elected by the people. Anything that allows people more say in the government is democratic.

Definitions of democratic
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adj characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

democratic government”
“a democratic country”
“"a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier”
Synonyms:
antiauthoritarian
opposed to authoritarianism
classless, egalitarian
favoring social equality
parliamentary
having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament
parliamentary
in accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly
participatory
affording the opportunity for individual participation
popular
carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
representative
being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
republican
having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government
elected, elective
subject to popular election
Antonyms:
undemocratic
not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
despotic
ruled by or characteristic of a despot
monarchal, monarchic, monarchical
ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch
totalitarian
characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
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adj representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

democratic art forms”
“a democratic or popular movement”
Synonyms:
popular
common
having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

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