republicanism

[ri-puhb-li-kuh-niz-uh m]

Origin of republicanism

First recorded in 1680–90; republican + -ism
Related formsan·ti·re·pub·li·can·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for republicanism

republicanism

noun
  1. the principles or theory of republican government
  2. support for a republic
  3. (often capital) support for a Republican Party or for the Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for republicanism
n.

1680s, from republican (adj.) + -ism. In reference to the U.S. Republican Party from 1856.

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