Pronunciation: (ri-pub'li-kun), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a republic.
2. favoring a republic.
3. fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic: a very republican notion.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Republican party.
1. a person who favors a republican form of government.
2. (cap.) a member of the Republican party.
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