- 1(Of a form of government, constitution, etc.) belonging to, or characteristic of a republic.More 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 or supporting 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.
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- 1A person advocating or supporting republican government.More 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) 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.
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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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