- of, relating to, or of the nature of a republic.
- favoring a republic.
- fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic: a very republican notion.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Republican Party.
- a person who favors a republican form of government.
- (initial capital letter) a member of the Republican Party.
Origin of republican
Examples from the Web for anti-republican
Perhaps the most caustic anti-Republican riff came from Al Gore.Please Don’t Compare House Republicans to Iran or Syria, OK?
October 1, 2013
Anti-republican in spirit, it is sometimes exclusive in practice.
We are all republicans, and leasing farms is anti-republican.The Chainbearer
J. Fenimore Cooper
The name was anti-republican: let it be changed to First Consul.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)
John Holland Rose
It then refused, as it refused in 1848, to be a party to an anti-French or anti-republican coalition.
Sir, the gentleman from South Carolina says many oppose a navy, because they deem it an anti-republican institution.
- of, resembling, or relating to a republic
- supporting or advocating a republic
- a supporter or advocate of a republic
- of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
- of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army
- a member or supporter of a Republican Party
- a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army
Word Origin and History for anti-republican
"one who favors a republic or republican principles" (or, as Johnson puts it, "One who thinks a commonwealth without monarchy the best government"), 1690s; see from republican (adj.). With capital R-, in reference to a member of a specific U.S. political party (the Anti-Federalists) from 1782, though this was not the ancestor of the modern U.S. Republican Party, which dates from 1854.
Irish Republican Army
A secret organization in Ireland that originally fought for Irish independence from Britain. After the division of Ireland in the early twentieth century into Northern Ireland, which remained united with Britain, and the Irish Free State, now called the Republic of Ireland, the IRA took as its goal the uniting of the entire island under the Republic. The IRA continues to pursue this goal; membership, however, is illegal in the Republic, and the IRA's Provisional Wing has practiced terrorism. (See Sinn Fein.)