Democrat Definition

dĕmə-krăt
noun
A person who believes in and upholds government by the people; advocate of rule by the majority.
Webster's New World
An advocate of democracy.
American Heritage
A person who believes in and practices the principle of equality of rights, opportunity, and treatment.
Webster's New World
A member of the Democratic Party.
Webster's New World
The definition of a democrat is a member of the Democratic political party or someone who believes in equality for all people and ruling by the majority.
An example of democrat is President Barack Obama.
YourDictionary
Synonyms:
populistNew DealerGreat Society DemocratdixiecratprogressiveliberalJeffersonian DemocratSouthern Democratregistered Democratstate socialistlatitudinarianbeliever in civil libertiesindividualistconstitutionalistparliamentarian
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pronoun
(politics) A member or supporter of the Democratic Party in the United States.
Wiktionary
(politics) A member or supporter of the Australian Democrats, a liberal political party.
Wiktionary
adjective
(politics) Of or belonging to the Democratic Party in the United States.
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Other Word Forms of Democrat

Noun

Singular:
democrat
Plural:
democrats

Origin of Democrat

  • From French démocrate, from démocratie (modelled on aristocrate (“aristocrat”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • French démocrate back-formation from démocratie democracy democracy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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