- 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.
A member of the Republican party.