Definition of social democracy in English:

social democracy

noun

  • [mass noun] A socialist system of government achieved by democratic means:

    ‘there was a growth of social democracy through an extension of the rights of citizens’
    • ‘In his first Observer article Hattersley complained that meritocracy was incompatible with social democracy.’
    • ‘In fact, almost the entire left today believes in highly regulated capitalism, or social democracy.’
    • ‘On yet further occasions, she seems to represent a new intellectual phenomenon: militant social democracy.’
    • ‘Broadbent's lecture began with a nostalgic overview of the formation of the welfare state and modern social democracy.’
    • ‘These policies have sometimes been described in shorthand as modern capitalism or social democracy.’

Pronunciation

social democracy