- 1(Of a form of government, constitution, etc.) belonging to or characteristic of a republic: a republican governmentMore example sentences
- This burden threatened to sink the new republican government, indeed the whole democratic experiment.
- Their God could act providentially, and their religious beliefs helped to shape their faith in republican government and the natural law that, in their view, underlay its principles.
- For the Earls of Southampton and Essex and for many literate English Protestants, Venice was the model of republican government, the alternative to monarchy for disaffected subjects of Elizabeth.
- 1.1Advocating republican government: the republican movementMore example sentences
- For all the fierceness of his republican beliefs, he has repeatedly stated his willingness to talk to the killers of his father and brother.
- European republican ideas (leaving aside those of the country's original inhabitants), would have arrived around the time of the First Fleet's 1788 landing at Botany Bay, Sydney.
- Tax relief adds to that, the idea that taxation is an affliction, and that's a republican idea.
- 2 (Republican) (In the US) supporting the Republican Party.More example sentences
- Liberal Democrats and reliably Republican homebuilders and real estate interests don't want any new rules that would restrain housing, the strongest sector of the economy.
- He renewed calls for Democrat and Republican leaders to settle disputes over the package.
- She is a black woman in a world dominated by aging white men and she is a Republican conservative from a traditionally liberal Democrat background.
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- 1An advocate of republican government: in the old days, the argument between radical-reform monarchists and the straight republicans was academicMore example sentences
- Third, the monarchists did not win the November 6 referendum: the republicans lost it.
- This position was anathema to traditional republicans, since it postulated that reform of the State was possible.
- Over the course of this comparison, it will also become clear that because Milton differs from the republicans on this issue, he also differs from them on other major issues.
- 2 (Republican) (In the US) a member or supporter of the Republican Party.More example sentences
- Neal says he believes more than 300 members of the House will support his bill if Republicans allow it to reach the floor.
- Probably no union leader can boast the support of more high-profile Republicans than Mr. Miller.
- The Bush administration and Republicans support the consumer-driven health care plans, McArdle said.
- 3An advocate of a united Ireland.More example sentences
- The Ulster Defence Association has recently hinted that it may be prepared to attack dissident republicans.
- The seven men were arrested after a Garda surveillance operation on suspected dissident republicans in the Limerick area, the court heard.
- Sinn Féin has a strong and deeply rooted vote among traditional rural and working class republicans in the North.
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- So, by repressing liberty, subverting republicanism and restoring absolutism, Napoleon reversed some of the liberal gains of the Revolution.
- He hated the capitalist republicanism of the Republic and the fascism of the Confederacy.
- For a start, similar beliefs, often tied back to the civic republicanism of the country party, exercised a lingering influence on Tory radicalism and even popular loyalism.
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