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Definitions for republicanism
rɪˈpʌb lɪ kəˌnɪz əmre·pub·li·can·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. republicanismnoun

    the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government


  1. republicanismnoun

    The advocacy of a republic as a means of government

Webster Dictionary

  1. Republicanismnoun

    a republican form or system of government; the principles or theory of republican government

  2. Republicanismnoun

    attachment to, or political sympathy for, a republican form of government

  3. Republicanismnoun

    the principles and policy of the Republican party, so called

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. rpublicanisme.]


  1. Republicanism

    Republicanism is the ideology of governing a society or state as a republic, where the head of state is appointed by means other than heredity, often through elections. The exact meaning of republicanism varies depending on the cultural and historical context. The term "republic" may indicate 'rule by many people and by law', as opposed to monarchy, or arbitrary rule by one person. Republicanism existed as an identifiable movement in the Roman Republic, where the founder of the Republic, Lucius Junius Brutus denounced the former Roman Kingdom and had the Roman people declare a solemn oath to never allow a monarchy to return again.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of republicanism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of republicanism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of republicanism in a Sentence

  1. Fred Smoller:

    The President is just horrifically unpopular, because Orange County Republicanism is really a libertarianism. The Republicans here want lower taxes, they want less government regulations, they want more local control. They find the anti-gay, anti-women's choice, anti-environment really doesn't fit.

  2. George Washington:

    Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, laws, under no form of government, are better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind.

  3. James Carville:

    That's the birthplace of Louisiana Republicanism, Jefferson Parish, look at the north side of Dallas, west side of Houston, suburbs of Atlanta. Look at northern Kentucky. Boom. They are hemorrhaging.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I’m a conservative. I’m a conservative because I think it’s the best way to govern. I’ve been a Republican a lot longer than a lot of folks. I think I’ve got kids probably that could articulate the conservative platform better than some of the candidates that Donald Trump and his group supported all across the country, this wasn’t the right brand for Republicanism, and I think Herschel Walker will probably go down as one of the worst Republican candidates in our party's history.

  5. Eric Brown:

    The immediate goal is to try to persuade people … that western-style republicanism – which was supported by United States – is a failure, and that the PRC's policy of Belt and Road Initiative, and the new international order that it wants to create, is superior to what United States tried to create after 20 years in Afghanistan.

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