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republican

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noun re·pub·li·can \ri-ˈpə-bli-kən\

Simple Definition of republican

  • Republican : a member of the Republican party of the U.S.

  • : a person who believes in or supports a republican form of government

  • Republican : a person from Northern Ireland who believes that Northern Ireland should be part of the Republic of Ireland rather than the United Kingdom

Full Definition of republican

  1. 1 :  one that favors or supports a republican form of government

  2. 2 capitalized a :  a member of a political party advocating republicanism b :  a member of the Democratic-Republican party or of the Republican party of the United States

Examples of republican

  1. Our state representative is a Republican.

  2. The state's voters are mostly Republicans.



1699

First Known Use of republican

1699


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republican

adjective re·pub·li·can

Simple Definition of republican

  • Republican : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S.

  • : relating to or based on a form of government in which representatives are elected and there is no king or queen

Full Definition of republican

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a republic b :  favoring, supporting, or advocating a republic c :  belonging or appropriate to one living in or supporting a republic <republican simplicity>

  2. 2 capitalized a :  democratic-republican b :  of, relating to, or constituting the one of the two major political parties evolving in the United States in the mid-19th century that is usually primarily associated with business, financial, and some agricultural interests and is held to favor a restricted governmental role in economic life

Examples of republican

  1. the leader of the Republican Party

  2. <a small but well-organized republican movement working quietly to overthrow the military dictatorship>



1690

First Known Use of republican

1690


Republican

geographical name re·pub·li·can

Definition of Republican

  1. river 445 miles (716 kilometers) Nebraska & Kansas rising in E Colorado & flowing E to unite with the Smoky Hill forming Kansas River




REPUBLICAN Defined for Kids

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republican

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noun re·pub·li·can \ri-ˈpə-bli-kən\

Definition of republican

  1. 1 :  a person who favors a form of government having elected representatives

  2. 2 cap :  a member of the Republican party of the United States




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republican

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adjective re·pub·li·can

Definition of republican

  1. 1 :  being a form of government having elected representatives

  2. 2 :  relating to a major political party in the United States that is associated with business interests and favors a limited government role in economic matters





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