republican Definition

  • 1a person who supports a system of government in which the people elect their representatives
  • 2relating to or characteristic of a republic, especially the United States

Using republican: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "republican" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He is a registered Republican.

  • Example

    The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States.

  • Example

    The country has a republican form of government.

  • Example

    The Republican candidate won the election.

republican Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for republican

Antonyms for republican

  • democrat

Phrases with republican

  • Grand Old Party (GOP)

    a nickname for the Republican Party


    The GOP has been in power for the last four years.

  • a convention held every four years by the Republican Party to nominate its presidential and vice-presidential candidates and to adopt its platform


    The Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland this year.

  • a military unit that serves as the primary means of protecting the President of the United States


    The Republican Guard is responsible for the security of the White House.

Origins of republican

from Latin 'res publica', meaning 'public affair'


Summary: republican in Brief

'Republican' [rɪˈpʌblɪkən] refers to a person who supports a system of government where representatives are elected by the people. It also relates to the United States' republican form of government. Examples include 'He is a registered Republican' and 'The Republican candidate won the election.' Phrases include 'Grand Old Party (GOP),' and 'Republican National Convention.'

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