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Democratic vs. Republic

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Democraticadjective

Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.

‘The United States is a democratic country, as the citizens are allowed to choose leaders to represent their interests.’;

Republicnoun

A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.

‘The United States is a republic; the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy.’;

Democraticadjective

(US) Relating to a political party so called; usually, Democratic.

‘Mount Vernon is run by a strong democratic party organization.’;

Republicnoun

(archaic) A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the executive and legislative branches of government are separate.

Democraticadjective

Exhibiting social equality, egalitarian (see [http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/democratic online Oxford]).

Republicnoun

One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.

‘The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.’;

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Democraticadjective

Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.

Republicnoun

Common weal.

Democraticadjective

belonging to or relating to the Democratic party, the political party so called.

Republicnoun

A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people, and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2.

Democraticadjective

Befitting the common people; - opposed to aristocratic.

Republicnoun

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

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Democraticadjective

characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality;

‘democratic government’; ‘a democratic country’; ‘a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords’;

Republicnoun

a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch;

‘the head of state in a republic is usually a president’;

Democraticadjective

belong to or relating to the Democratic Party;

‘Democratic senator’;

Republicnoun

a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Democraticadjective

representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large;

‘democratic art forms’; ‘a democratic or popular movement’; ‘popular thought’; ‘popular science’; ‘popular fiction’;

Republicnoun

a group with a certain equality between its members

‘the community of scholars and the republic of learning’;

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Republic

A republic (Latin: res publica, meaning ) is a form of government in which . In republics, the country is considered a , not the private concern or property of the rulers.

‘public affair’; ‘power is held by the people and their elected representatives’; ‘public matter’;

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