2. Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained
by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority
periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
3. Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government. Milton.
4. The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called. [U.S.]
(Dem"o*crat) n. [Cf. F. démocrate.]
1. One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people.
Whatever they call him, what care I,Tennyson.
Aristocrat, democrat, autocrat.
2. A member of the Democratic party. [U.S.]
(Dem`o*crat"ic) a. [Gr. : cf. F. démocratique.]
1. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the
2. Relating to a political party so called.
3. Befitting the common people; opposed to aristocratic.
The Democratic party, the name of one of the chief political parties in the United States.
(Dem`o*crat"ic*al) a. Democratic.
The democratical embassy was democratically received.Algernon Sidney.
(Dem`o*crat"ic*al*ly), adv. In a democratic manner.
(De*moc"ra*tism) n. The principles or spirit of a democracy. [R.]
(De*moc"ra*tist) n. A democrat. [R.] Burke.
(De*moc"ra*tize) v. t. To render democratic.
(De*moc"ra*ty) n. Democracy. [Obs.] Milton.
(De`mo*gor"gon) (de"mo*gôr*gon or dem"o*gôr*gon), n. [First mentioned by Lutatius, or
Lactantius Placidus, the scholiast on Statius, perh. fr. Gr. dai`mwn god, deity + gorgo`s fierce, terrible]
A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great
magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.
Orcus and Ades, and the dreaded nameMilton.