republicanism


republicanism

noun

  1. republican government.
  2. republican principles or adherence to them.
  3. (initial capital letter) the principles or policy of the Republican Party.

noun

  1. the principles or theory of republican government
  2. support for a republic
  3. (often capital) support for a Republican Party or for the Irish Republican Army
n.

1680s, from republican (adj.) + -ism. In reference to the U.S. Republican Party from 1856.

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