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republicanism

[ri-puhb-li-kuh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈpʌb lɪ kəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
republican government.
2.
republican principles or adherence to them.
3.
(initial capital letter) the principles or policy of the Republican Party.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; republican + -ism
Related forms
antirepublicanism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for republicanism

republicanism

/rɪˈpʌblɪkəˌnɪzəm/
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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