Definitions

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  • adj. Democratic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Democratic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by democracy; of a democratic nature or tendency; democratic.
  • n. Same as democrat, 1.

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Examples

  • It was what he blasted as Paine's "democratical" plan for a new kind of American government, which flew in the face of the balanced republicanism that Adams loved.

    William Hogeland: How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality

  • These flaws were not innocent mistakes: The framers fully expected the new national government to melt the states “down into one empire,” which was incompatible with “democratical principles” and freedom.

    Ratification

  • Ebenezer Peirce, a delegate from Partridgefield now Peru, in Berkshire County, noted that members of the House of Representatives were “the democratical part of the general government”—that is, the one part that was directly elected by the people—and would serve as a check on the representatives of the states in the Senate, so “the utmost caution ought to be used, to have their elections as free as possible.”

    Ratification

  • This is unworthy a fair election in a democratical party – don´t you agree?

    Democrats' late night session falls short on MI, FL delegations

  • So I hope with this decision all of us democrats got to come together unified as 1 democratical party.

    Full Michigan delegation with half-vote to be seated by Dems

  • A democratical government like ours, admits of no superiority. . .

    Robert Morris

  • Even John Adams, who had done so much to unseat the old Assembly, bridled at the “absurd democratical notions” the constitution embodied.

    Robert Morris

  • Then, after our democratical party has taken back it's rightful place in both houses, everything will be wonderful and frou-frou elves will go door to door delivering candy and free copies of Pirates of the Carribean Dead Man's Chest and fruit snacks to everyone.

    Midterm Roundup

  • And this is said to be the principle of democratical governments, and to influence every subject of it to pursue such measures as conduce to the prosperity of the whole.

    History of American Women

  • Cardinal Bellarmine, in his third general controversy, hath handled a great many questions concerning the ecclesiastical power of the Pope of Rome, and begins with this, whether it ought to be monarchical, aristocratical, or democratical.

    Leviathan

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