Meaning of “republican” in the English Dictionary

"republican" in British English

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republicannoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/ us /rəˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/

republicanadjective

uk /rɪˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/ us /rəˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/

Republicannoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/ us /rəˈpʌb.lɪ.kən/ written abbreviation Rep.

(Definition of “republican” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"republican" in American English

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republicannoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈpʌb·lɪ·kən/

politics & government a person who supports or believes in representative government

(Definition of “republican” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"republican" in Business English

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republicannoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpʌblɪkən/ us POLITICS

a person who supports the idea of countries having a president, rather than a king or queen:

She is a convinced republican.
Republican

a member or supporter of the Republican party in the US:

There will be no new taxes as long as the Republicans are in charge.
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republicanadjective

uk /rɪˈpʌblɪkən/ us POLITICS

based on the belief that countries should have a president rather than a king or queen:

There is a strong republican movement in the country.
Republican

relating to or supporting the Republican party in the US:

Many business leaders were hoping for a Republican victory.
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(Definition of “republican” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)