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democratic

1. of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
2. upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
3. popular with or for the benefit of all
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Instead, "from the first to the last moment of her democratical constitution, levity, gayety, inconstancy, dissipation, intemperance, debauchery, and a dissolution of manners, were the prevailing character of the whole nation.
If public morals is imposed from the bottom to the top, being a democratical one, the moral order induced by the understanding of dignity as an absolute concept is imposed from the top to the bottom, raising the issue of establishment of a sole moral truth, thus, the risks of drifting to totalitarianism.
It is true, in the Case of human Laws and Constitutions a Legislator may be constituted by the Persons, who are to be afterwards (i) obliged by that authority that he himself either wholly, or at least as one of j Community transfers to that Person, as these (k) Persons to whom this Nomothetical Power is thus Transacted; (l) And therefore if we should supose the new erection either of a (m) Kingly or Aristocratical or Democratical Government, by the paction n or stipulation of any Society or Community of Men; by this paction if I am one of that Community I do together with the rest transfer to this Government a Power to oblige me by the Laws which such o Governors shall make.
I am making an appeal to them that they should make their demands peacefully in a democratical way," he said.
Under a democratical government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abused and afterwards lost if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude--Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Abridged Edition (23)
Of all the innumerable speculators who have offered their suggcstions on Indian politics, not a single one, as far as I know, however democratical his opinions may be, has ever maintained the possibility of giving, at the present time, such institutions to India.
John] Robinson (196)) to be democratical, though the people choose their owne officers and rulers.

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