republican

[ri-puhb-li-kuh n]
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adjective

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.

noun

a person who favors a republican form of government.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Republican Party.

Nearby words

  1. republic of ireland,
  2. republic of korea,
  3. republic of letters,
  4. republic of south africa,
  5. republic of yemen,
  6. republican party,
  7. republican river,
  8. republicanism,
  9. republicanize,
  10. republication

Origin of republican

First recorded in 1685–95, republican is from the French word républicain, Middle French. See republic, -an

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-republican

republican

adjective

of, resembling, or relating to a republic
supporting or advocating a republic

noun

a supporter or advocate of a republic

Republican

adjective

of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army

noun

a member or supporter of a Republican Party
a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for anti-republican
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Culture definitions for anti-republican

Republican

A member of the Republican party.

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