Meaning of “social democracy” in the English Dictionary

"social democracy" in British English

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social democracynoun

[ U ] the belief that society should change from capitalism to socialism in a gradual, peaceful way; a system of government based on this belief:

[ C ] a country that has this system of government

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

"social democracy" in Business English

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social democracynoun

uk us POLITICS, GOVERNMENT

[ U ] a political system that is based on socialism and democracy:

There are expectations that Germany will move from its post-war social democracy towards aggressive Anglo-American style capitalism.

[ C ] a country with a government that is based on social democracy:

Sweden is the very model of a modern social democracy.

(Definition of “social democracy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)