Social Democratic party: Meaning and Definition of

So'cial Democrat'ic par'ty

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  1. a political party in Germany advocating a form of social organization based on the economic and political ideology of Karl Marx.
  2. any of several European political parties advocating a gradual transition to socialism or a modified form of socialism by and under democratic processes.
  3. a U.S. political party, organized about 1897, that joined former members of the Socialist Labor party to form the Socialist party.
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