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English definition of “democratic”


adjective     /ˌdeməˈkrætɪk/
POLITICAL SYSTEM B2 following or supporting the political system of democracy : a democratic society / government Systems of government
FAIR where everyone has equal rights and can help to make decisions : a democratic discussion / debate Justice and fairnessSystems of government
democratically adverb a democratically elected government
(Definition of democratic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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