[ri-puhb-li-kuh-niz-uh m]


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

Origin of republicanism

First recorded in 1680–90; republican + -ism
Related formsan·ti·re·pub·li·can·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Word Origin and History for republicanism

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

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