republican

[ ri-puhb-li-kuh n ]
/ rɪˈpʌb lɪ kən /

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.

Origin of republican

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for antirepublican (1 of 3)

antirepublican

/ (ˌæntɪrɪˈpʌblɪkən) /

adjective

opposed to the principles or practice of republicanism

noun

a person who is opposed to the principles or practice of republicanism

British Dictionary definitions for antirepublican (2 of 3)

republican

/ (rɪˈpʌblɪkən) /

adjective

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

noun

a supporter or advocate of a republic

British Dictionary definitions for antirepublican (3 of 3)

Republican

/ (rɪˈpʌblɪkən) /

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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Culture definitions for antirepublican

Republican


A member of the Republican party.

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