- 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
Related Wordslawmaker, senator, leader, legislator, officeholder, partisan, boss, speaker, orator, president, chieftain, grandstander, democrat, republican, congressperson, handshaker
Examples from the Web for republican
Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
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
January 9, 2015
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.
He was a Republican, and a much more advanced Republican than Thiers.
He may be a Republican, and he must uphold with warmth and conviction Royalist theories.
I was already a republican and a freethinker in the days of the Empire.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He next glided into the Free Soil party, and from that to the Republican.
In politics, Mr. Palmer has been a member of the Republican party since its organization.
- 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 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.