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republican

[ ri-puhb-li-kuhn ]
/ rɪˈpʌb lɪ kən /
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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.

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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 republican (1 of 2)

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 republican (2 of 2)

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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Cultural definitions for republican

Republican

A member of the Republican party.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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