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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 ?
In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.
Tom Willard had a passion for village politics and for years had been the leading Democrat in a strongly Republican community.
In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning-point.
How unlike alas the hangdog look of a republican official, who, as the servant of the people, feels himself less than the least, and below the lowest of his masters.
What are the sinews and souls of Russian serfs and Republican slaves but Fast-Fish, whereof possession is the whole of the law?
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!
In fact, everybody in the room bore on his head this characteristic emblem of man's sovereignty; whether it were felt hat, palm-leaf, greasy beaver, or fine new chapeau, there it reposed with true republican independence.
She is a democrat, her husband is a republican, and both of them are Baptists.
I saw plainly how you would look; and heard your impetuous republican answers, and your haughty disavowal of any necessity on your part to augment your wealth, or elevate your standing, by marrying either a purse or a coronet.
Reddening the snowy streets with the prevailing Republican colour, in winding and tramping through them, as they had reddened them below the snow with a deeper dye, they carried him thus into the courtyard of the building where he lived.
Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that by the accession of a Republican administration their property and their peace and personal security are to be endangered.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.

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