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Republican (comparative more Republican, superlative most Republican)

  1. (US politics) Of or pertaining to the Republican Party of the United States.
    There are Libertarian, Republican and Democratic nominees running for office right now.
    Coordinate terms: Democratic, Green, Libertarian
  2. Alternative letter-case form of republican.

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Republican (plural Republicans)

  1. (US politics) A member or supporter of the Republican Party, the more right-wing of the two main political parties in the United States.
    Synonyms: (vulgar, derogatory) Republicunt, (derogatory) Retardican, (derogatory) Rethuglican
    Coordinate terms: Democrat, Green, Libertarian
  2. (Britain, Ireland) An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland.
  3. (chiefly Ireland, now rare) A member or supporter of Fianna Fáil, a centre-right party in Ireland.
    • 1970, The Republic of Ireland: an hypothesis in eight chapters and two intermissions
      It was confident both that the Republicans would never put it out to put Cosgrave in, and that Fine Gael was equally against the Republicans.
  4. (historical) A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War.
  5. A member of Les Républicains, a right-wing party in France.
  6. A member of Die Republikaner, a far-right party in Germany.