social democracy

social democracy
noun
the belief in a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means

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noun, pl ⋯ -cies
formal
1 [noncount] : a political movement that uses principles of democracy to change a capitalist country to a socialist one
2 [count] : a country that uses both capitalist and socialist practices
social democrat noun, pl ⋯ -crats [count]

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ˌsocial deˈmocracy [social democracy social democrat social democratic] noun uncountable, countable
a political system that combines the principles of ↑socialism with the greater personal freedom of ↑democracy; a country that has this political system of government
Derived Words:social democrat social democratic

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