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.
- an·ti·re·pub·li·can, adjective, noun
- half-re·pub·li·can, adjective
- non·re·pub·li·can, adjective, noun
- pre·re·pub·li·can, adjective
- pro·re·pub·li·can, adjective, noun
- pseu·do·re·pub·li·can, adjective
- sem·i·re·pub·li·can, adjective, noun
- un·re·pub·li·can, adjective
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How to use republican in a sentence
Like many Americans—but few republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.
Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame | Ben Jacobs | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1992, republican George H.W. Bush won the Asian-American vote by 24 points.
Neither the republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
But republican and Democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.
And this went on during the whole of the time this country was blessed with Cromwell and a republican Government.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
His sympathies were essentially democratic; himself one of the people, he believed thoroughly in republican ideas.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In his own opinion no better agent could have been found in the rle of a stern, unbending republican and fiery Jacobin.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The king hoped, by the appointment of a republican ministry, to pacify the democratic spirit.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
She comprehended at a glance his herculean abilities, and the important aid he could render the republican cause.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for republican (1 of 2)
of, resembling, or relating to a republic
supporting or advocating a republic
a supporter or advocate of a republic
British Dictionary definitions for Republican (2 of 2)
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
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Cultural definitions for Republican
A member of the Republican party.
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