Meaning of “demotic” in the English Dictionary

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"demotic" in British English

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demoticadjective

uk /dɪˈmɒt.ɪk/ us /dɪˈmɑː.t̬ɪk/ formal

Examples from literature

  • Of these demotic fragments a large quantity had been sent to the British Museum. 
  • These papers were in two languages-Greek and demotic, or the popular language of the Egyptians. 

(Definition of “demotic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)