republicanism

[ ri-puhb-li-kuh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈpʌb lɪ kəˌnɪz əm /

noun

republican government.
republican principles or adherence to them.
(initial capital letter) the principles or policy of the Republican Party.

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Origin of republicanism

First recorded in 1680–90; republican + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM republicanism

an·ti·re·pub·li·can·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for republicanism

republicanism
/ (rɪˈpʌblɪkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the principles or theory of republican government
support for a republic
(often capital) support for a Republican Party or for the Irish Republican Army
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