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of, relating to, or of the nature of a republic.
favoring a republic.
fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic:
a very republican notion.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Republican Party.
a person who favors a republican form of government.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Republican Rarty.
Contemporary Examples

Perhaps the most caustic anti-republican riff came from Al Gore.
Please Don’t Compare House Republicans to Iran or Syria, OK? Michelle Cottle September 30, 2013

Historical Examples

It had pronounced all such institutions to be dangerous, anti-republican and monarchical.
The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1 Daniel Webster

anti-republican in spirit, it is sometimes exclusive in practice.
History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) Various

It then refused, as it refused in 1848, to be a party to an anti-French or anti-republican coalition.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II Various

The name was anti-republican: let it be changed to First Consul.
The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose

Originally a charitable institution, it had come to be regarded as anti-republican in its spirit and tendencies.
History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 1 George Ticknor Curtis

Sir, the gentleman from South Carolina says many oppose a navy, because they deem it an anti-republican institution.
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various

He despised a uniform of any kind as smacking of anti-republican ideas and likely to attract the attention of the enemy.
With the Boer Forces Howard C. Hillegas

If this be their purpose, their anti-republican spirit, it ought to be met at once.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

It was uncertain whether the movement would declare itself anti-foreign or anti-Christian, anti-dynastic or anti-republican.
The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi’s A. Mildred Cable

of, resembling, or relating to a republic
supporting or advocating a republic
a supporter or advocate of a republic
of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army
a member or supporter of a Republican Party
a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army

1712, “belonging to a republic, of the nature of a republic, consonant to the principles of a republic,” from republic + -an. The French republican calendar was in use from Nov. 26, 1793 to Dec. 31, 1805.

“one who favors a republic or republican principles” (or, as Johnson puts it, “One who thinks a commonwealth without monarchy the best government”), 1690s; see from republican (adj.). With capital R-, in reference to a member of a specific U.S. political party (the Anti-Federalists) from 1782, though this was not the ancestor of the modern U.S. Republican Party, which dates from 1854.

A member of the Republican party.


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