republicanism

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noun re·pub·li·can·ism \ri-ˈpə-bli-kə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of republicanism

  1. 1 :  adherence to or sympathy for a republican form of government

  2. 2 :  the principles or theory of republican government

  3. 3 capitalized a :  the principles, policy, or practices of the Republican party of the U.S.b :  the Republican party or its members

First Known Use of republicanism

1685


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