Definition of Republican

1. Noun. A member of the Republican Party.

Group relationships: Gop, Republican Party
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico



2. Adjective. Relating to or belonging to the Republican Party. "Republican party politics"
Partainyms: Republican Party

3. Noun. An advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy).
Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent

4. Adjective. 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. "Our republican and artistic simplicity"
Similar to: Democratic

5. Noun. A tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas.
Exact synonyms: Republican River
Group relationships: Centennial State, Co, Colorado, Kansas, Ks, Sunflower State, Cornhusker State, Ne, Nebraska
Generic synonyms: River

Definition of Republican

1. a. Of or pertaining to a republic.

2. n. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.

Definition of Republican

1. Proper noun. (British Ireland) An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War. ¹

3. Proper noun. (context: US politics) A member or supporter of the Republican Party of the United States ¹

4. Adjective. Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. Of or belonging to a republic. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

6. Noun. Someone who favors a republic as a form of government. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Republican

1. publican [n -S] - See also: publican

Medical Definition of Republican

1. 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. An earlier name of the Democratic party when it was opposed to the Federal party. Thomas Jefferson was its great leader. One of the existing great parties. It was organised 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. Origin: F. Republicain. 1. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government. 2. A member of the Republican party. 3. The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together. A South African weaver bird (Philetaerus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw. Red republican. See Red. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Republican

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"OF THE republican INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WHAT THEIR CHANCES OF ... What is understood by a republican government in the United States is the ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Lit Digest 62:1458 My 20 What does the republican party stand for? ... New Repub 5:330-2 Ja 29 '16 republican party Chicago, the political focus, ..."

3. A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential by Horace Greeley, John Fitch Cleveland (1860)
"He was also put in nomination by the republican Legislature of New-York. The ensuing canvass resulted in the reelection of Mr. Madison, who received 128 ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Colorado was admitted as a republican State, but has since undergone ... It left the republican ranks on the "money issue," but the improved methods of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Colorado was admitted as a republican State, but has since undergone ... It left the republican ranks on the "money issue," but the improved methods of ..."

6. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary by Joseph Story (1891)
"THE fourth section of the fourth article is as follows: " The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government, ..."

7. Report by New Hampshire Bureau of Labor, Montana (1898)
"Dr. William L. Steele Democrat 1576 George A. Leekley republican 1.231 Martin A. Mitchell Silver republican and Populist 1100 Clerk and Recorder— Charles J. ..."

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