French démocrateback-formation fromdémocratiedemocracydemocracy
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchdémocrate, from démocratie (modelled on aristocrate (“aristocrat”)).
Democrat Sentence Examples
Pattison (1850-1904), a Democrat, was elected governor in 1883 and again in 1891, but he was handicapped by Republican legislatures.
He served in the national House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1873 to 1892 and in the Senate from 1892 to 1899.
He served from 1852 to 1856 in the Missouri legislature as a Free Soil Democrat, in 1856 joined the Republican party, and in1857-1859and1861-1862was a member of Congress, where he proved an able debater.
In 1909 there were eleven daily newspapers, as follows: Evening Wisconsin (1847; Republican), Free Press (1901; Independent Republican), Journal (1882; Independent Democrat), News (1886; Independent), and Sentinel (18 37; Republican), the oldest paper in continuous publication, Daily Commercial Letter (Commercial), Reporter (legal and commercial), Dziennik Milwaucki (Polish), Kuryer Polski (1888; Republican; Polish); Germania Abendpost (1872; Independent; German); and Der Herold (1854; Independent; German).
On the accession of the emperor Paul, 1 Among them was the famous democrat Dupont de Nemours.