republican

[ri-puhb-li-kuhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a republic.
2.
favoring a republic.
3.
fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic: a very republican notion.
4.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Republican Party.
noun
5.
a person who favors a republican form of government.
6.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Republican Rarty.

Origin:
1685–95; < French républicain, Middle French. See republic, -an

antirepublican, adjective, noun
half-republican, adjective
nonrepublican, adjective, noun
prerepublican, adjective
prorepublican, adjective, noun
pseudorepublican, adjective
semirepublican, adjective, noun
unrepublican, adjective
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republican (rɪˈpʌblɪkən)
 
adj
1.  of, resembling, or relating to a republic
2.  supporting or advocating a republic
 
n
3.  a supporter or advocate of a republic

Republican (rɪˈpʌblɪkən)
 
adj
1.  of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
2.  of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army
 
n
3.  a member or supporter of a Republican Party
4.  a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army

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Republican definition


A member of the Republican party.

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