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Adjective: republican  ri'pú-bli-kun
  1. Relating to or belonging to the Republican Party
    "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"
  2. 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
    "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"; "our republican and artistic simplicity"
Noun: republican  ri'pú-bli-kun
  1. An advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
Noun: Republican
  1. A member of the Republican Party
  2. A tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
    - Republican River

Derived forms: republicans, Republicans

See also: democratic

Type of: advocate, advocator, exponent, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], proponent, river

Part of: Centennial State, CO, Colo., Colorado, Cornhusker State, GOP [US, informal], Kan., Kansas, KS, NE, Neb., Nebraska, Republican Party, Sunflower State

Encyclopedia: Republican, North Carolina