republicanism

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

Definition of republicanism

1 :adherence to or sympathy for a republican form of government
2 :the principles or theory of republican government
3 capitalized
a :the principles, policy, or practices of the Republican party of the U.S.
b :the Republican party or its members

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First Known Use of republicanism

1685


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