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Republican definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REPUB'LICAN, a.
1. Pertaining to a republic; consisting of a commonwealth; as a republican constitution or government.
2. Consonant to the principles of a republic; as republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.
REPUB'LICAN, n. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: relating to or belonging to the Republican Party; "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"
2: having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government; "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne n
1: a member of the Republican Party
2: an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
3: a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas [syn: Republican, Republican River]

Merriam Webster's

geographical name river 445 miles (716 kilometers) Nebraska & Kansas rising in E Colorado & flowing E to unite with the Smoky Hill forming Kansas River

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1699 1. one that favors or supports a republican form of government 2. capitalized a. a member of a political party advocating republicanism b. a member of the Democratic-Republican party or of the Republican party of the United States II. adjective Date: 1690 1. a. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a republic b. favoring, supporting, or advocating a republic c. belonging or appropriate to one living in or supporting a republic <republican simplicity> 2. capitalized a. Democratic-Republican b. of, relating to, or constituting the one of the two major political parties evolving in the United States in the mid-19th century that is usually primarily associated with business, financial, and some agricultural interests and is held to favor a restricted governmental role in economic life

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of or constituted as a republic. 2 characteristic of a republic. 3 advocating or supporting republican government. --n. 1 a person advocating or supporting republican government. 2 (Republican) (in the US) a member or supporter of the Republican Party. 3 an advocate of a united Ireland. Phrases and idioms: Republican Party one of the two main US political parties, favouring only a moderate degree of central power (cf. Democratic Party). Derivatives: republicanism n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Republican Re*pub"lic*an (-l?-kan), a. [F. r['e]publicain.] 1. Of or pertaining to a republic. The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate. --Macaulay. 2. Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners. Republican party. (U.S. Politics) (a) An earlier name of the Democratic party when it was opposed to the Federal party. Thomas Jefferson was its great leader. (b) One of the existing great parties. It was organized in 1856 by a combination of voters from other parties for the purpose of opposing the extension of slavery, and in 1860 it elected Abraham Lincoln president.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Republican Re*pub"lic*an (r?-p?b"l?-kan), n. 1. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government. 2. (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together. (b) A South African weaver bird (Philet[ae]rus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw. Red republican. See under Red.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(republicans) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Republican means relating to a republic. In republican systems of government, power is held by the people or the representatives that they elect. ...the nations that had adopted the republican form of government. ADJ 2. In the United States, if someone is Republican, they belong to or support the Republican Party. ...Republican voters... Some families have been republican for generations. ADJ A Republican is someone who supports or belongs to the Republican Party. What made you decide to become a Republican? N-COUNT 3. In Northern Ireland, if someone is Republican, they believe that Northern Ireland should not be ruled by Britain but should become part of the Republic of Ireland. ...a Republican paramilitary group. ADJ A Republican is someone who has Republican views. ...a Northern Ireland republican. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

absolute, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, governmental, gubernatorial, heteronomous, matriarchal, matriarchic, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, official, oligarchal, oligarchic, parliamentarian, parliamentary, patriarchal, patriarchic, pluralistic, political, self-governing, theocratic, totalitarian

Moby Thesaurus

Conservative, Democrat, Labourite, Tory, Whig, heeler, loyalist, partisan, party faithful, party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, registered Democrat, registered Republican, regular, stalwart, ward heeler, wheelhorse



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