Democratic-Republican

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Definition of Democratic-Republican

: of or relating to a major American political party of the early 19th century favoring a strict interpretation of the Constitution to restrict the powers of the federal government and emphasizing states' rights

First Known Use of Democratic-Republican

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Democratic-Republican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Democratic-Republican. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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