Republican meaning

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Republican is defined as a person who identifies with a system of government where the citizens have the ability to choose those who represent them.

An example of republican government is India's system of government.

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Favoring a republic as the best form of government.
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Someone who favors a republic as a form of government. [from 17th c.]
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A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.
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(US politics) Of or pertaining to the Republican Party of the United States.

There are Libertarian, Republican and Democratic nominees running for office right now.

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Alternative capitalization of republican.
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(UK, Ireland) An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland.
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(historical) A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War.
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(US politics) A member or supporter of the Republican Party of the United States.
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The definition of a Republican is a person who identifies with the Republican Party.

An example of a Republican is Ronald Reagan.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a republic.
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Of, relating to, characteristic of, or belonging to the Republican Party of the United States.
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One who favors a republic as the best form of government.
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A member of the Republican Party of the United States.
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Of, characteristic of, or having the nature of, a republic.
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Favoring, or in accord with the nature of, a republic.
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Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the Republican Party.
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A person who favors a republican form of government.
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A member of the Republican Party.
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Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government. [from 17th c.]
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Of or belonging to a republic. [from 17th c.]
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Origin of republican

  • From republic +"Ž -an, partly after French républicain.

    From Wiktionary