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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Republican  \Re*pub"lic*an\  (-l?-kan),  a.  [F.  r['e]publicain.] 
  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}.  (U.S.  Politics) 
  a  An  earlier  name  of  the  Democratic  party  when  it  was 
  opposed  to  the  Federal  party.  Thomas  Jefferson  was  its 
  great  leader. 
  b  One  of  the  existing  great  parties.  It  was  organized  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Republican  \Re*pub"lic*an\  (r?-p?b"l?-kan),  n. 
  1.  One  who  favors  or  prefers  a  republican  form  of  government. 
  2.  (U.S.Politics)  A  member  of  the  Republican  party. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  American  cliff  swallow.  The  cliff  swallows  build 
  their  nests  side  by  side  many  together. 
  b  A  South  African  weaver  bird  ({Philet[ae]rus  socius}). 
  These  weaver  birds  build  many  nests  together,  under  a 
  large  rooflike  shelter,  which  they  make  of  straw. 
  {Red  republican}.  See  under  {Red}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  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"-  United  States 
  Constitution;  "a  very  republican  notion";  "so  little 
  republican  and  so  much  aristocratic  sentiment"-  Philip 
  Marsh;  "our  republican  and  artistic  simplicity"-Nathaniel 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  Republican  Party  [syn:  {Republican}] 
  2:  an  advocate  of  a  republic  (usually  in  opposition  to  a 
  3:  a  tributary  of  the  Kansas  River  [syn:  {Republican},  {Republican 

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