republican
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈpʌblɪkən/
Adjective

republican

  1. Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government, advocating or supporting republicanism. [from 17th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones (historian), The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 222:
      Republican ideology had no obvious institutional focus and ideological carrier as was the case with the discourse of reason (the monarchy) and the discourse of law (the parlements).
  2. Of or belonging to a republic. [from 17th c.]
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
Translations Translations Noun

republican (plural republicans)

  1. Someone who favors a republic as a form of government. [from 17th c.]
    • 1791, James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson:
      Sir, there is one Mrs Macaulay in this town, a great republican. One day when I was at her house, I put on a very grave countenance, and said to her, 'Madam, I am now become a convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal footing...'
  2. A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.
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Republican
Adjective

republican

  1. (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.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of republican.
Translations Noun

republican (plural republicans)

  1. (US politics) A member or supporter of the Republican Party, the more right-wing of the two main political parties in the United States.
  2. (British, Ireland) An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland.
  3. (chiefly, Ireland, now, rare) A member or supporter of Fianna Fáil, a centre-right party in Ireland.
    • 1970, The Republic of Ireland: an hypothesis in eight chapters and two intermissions
      It was confident both that the Republicans would never put it out to put Cosgrave in, and that Fine Gael was equally against the Republicans.
  4. (historical) A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War.
  5. A member of Les Républicains, a right-wing party in France.
  6. A member of Die Republikaner, a far-right party in Germany.
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