republican


republican
[[t]rɪpʌ̱blɪkən[/t]]
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1) ADJ 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.

2) ADJ In the United States, if someone is Republican, they belong to or support the Republican Party.

Lower taxes made Republican voters happier with their party...

Some families have been republican for generations.

N-COUNT
A Republican is someone who supports or belongs to the Republican Party.

What made you decide to become a Republican, as opposed to a Democrat?

3) ADJ 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.

N-COUNT
A Republican is someone who has Republican views.

...a Northern Ireland republican.


English dictionary. 2008.

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