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re·pub·li·can

 (rĭ-pŭb′lĭ-kən)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a republic.
2. Favoring a republic as the best form of government.
3. Republican Of, relating to, characteristic of, or belonging to the Republican Party of the United States.
n.
1. One who favors a republic as the best form of government.
2. Republican A member of the Republican Party of the United States.

re·pub′li·can·ism n.

republican

(rɪˈpʌblɪkən)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, resembling, or relating to a republic
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) supporting or advocating a republic
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or advocate of a republic

Republican

(rɪˈpʌblɪkən)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army
n
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member or supporter of a Republican Party
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army

re•pub•li•can

(rɪˈpʌb lɪ kən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a republic.
2. favoring a republic.
3. fitting or appropriate for a citizen of a republic.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Republican Party.
n.
5. a person who favors a republican form of government.
6. (cap.) a member of the Republican Party.
[1685–95; < French républicain, Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.republican - a member of the Republican PartyRepublican - a member of the Republican Party  
GOP, Republican Party - the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.republican - an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
3.Republican - a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
Cornhusker State, Nebraska, NE - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Adj.1.republican - relating to or belonging to the Republican Party; "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"
2.republican - having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government; "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne
democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier

Republican

adjective
1. right-wing, Conservative Senator John McCain, Mr Bush's rival for the Republican nomination
noun
1. right-winger, Conservative President Clinton is under pressure from Republicans in Congress.
Translations
جُمْهوريمُؤَيِّد للنِّظام الجُمْهوري
-karepublikánrepublikánský
republikaner
tasavaltalainen
köztársaságiköztársaságpárti
lÿîveldis-lÿîveldissinnaîur; lÿîveldissinni
republikánrepublikánsky
Cumhuriyetçicumhuriyete ait

republican

[rɪˈpʌblɪkən]
A. ADJrepublicano
B. Nrepublicano/a m/f

Republican

republican [rɪˈpʌblɪkən]
adj
(in US) [voter, senator, governor, campaign, candidate, leader] → républicain(e)
(in Ireland)républicain(e)
n
(in US)républicain(e) m/f
(in Ireland)républicain(e) m/f

republican

[rɪˈpʌblɪkən]
adj
[government, system] → républicain
n
républicain(e) m/f

republican

nRepublikaner(in) m(f)

republican

[rɪˈpʌblɪkən] adj & nrepubblicano/a

republic

(rəˈpablik) noun
(a country with) a form of government in which there is no king or queen, the power of government, law-making etc being given to one or more elected representatives (eg a president, members of a parliament etc). The United States is a republic – the United Kingdom is not.
reˈpublican adjective
1. of a republic. a republican form of government.
2. (also noun) (a person) who supports a republican form of government. He is not a monarchist – he is a republican; my republican friends.
References in classic literature ?
A DISTINGUISHED Advocate of Republican Institutions was seen pickling his shins in the ocean.
From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty.
At the last election the Republicans had paid four dollars a vote to the Democrats' three; and "Buck" Halloran sat one night playing cards with Jurgis and another man, who told how Halloran had been charged with the job voting a "bunch" of thirty-seven newly landed Italians, and how he, the narrator, had met the Republican worker who was after the very same gang, and how the three had effected a bargain, whereby the Italians were to vote half and half, for a glass of beer apiece, while the balance of the fund went to the conspirators!
If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote.
At his lowest ebb, when his black suit was in pawn, he made a ten-strike - or so it seemed to him - in a prize contest arranged by the County Committee of the Republican Party.
After peeping into several wine-shops, she stopped at the sign of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, not far from the National Palace, once (and twice) the Tuileries, where the aspect of things rather took her fancy.
I suppose that's what we may call republican education, Alfred?
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
He was describing the sufferings of the unemployed, as if with the wild idea of in some way touching their hearts and consciences; but the Republican and Democratic members sneered and jeered at him, and there was uproar and confusion.
There was a sentiment in HER admiration that touched all our hearts, even to the most exaggerated republican among us, for she seemed to go deeper in her examination of merits than the mere texture and price.
A devoted Monarchist, Hutchinson would heave no sigh for the subversion of the original republican government, the purest that the world had seen, with which the colony began its existence.
Their theory, suitable for primitive and peaceful periods of history, has the inconvenience- in application to complex and stormy periods in the life of nations during which various powers arise simultaneously and struggle with one another- that a Legitimist historian will prove that the National Convention, the Directory, and Bonaparte were mere infringers of the true power, while a Republican and a Bonapartist will prove: the one that the Convention and the other that the Empire was the real power, and that all the others were violations of power.

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