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[n] a tributary of the Kansas River
[n] an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
[n] a member of the Republican Party
[adj] having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government; "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne
[adj] relating to or belonging to the Republican Party; "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"

Misc. Definitions

\Re*pub"lic*an\ (-l?-kan), a. [F. r['e]publicain.]
1. Of or pertaining to a republic. The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate. --Macaulay.
2. Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners. {Republican party}. (U.S. Politics) (a) An earlier name of the Democratic party when it was opposed to the Federal party. Thomas Jefferson was its great leader. (b) One of the existing great parties. It was organized in 1856 by a combination of voters from other parties for the purpose of opposing the extension of slavery, and in 1860 it elected Abraham Lincoln president.
\Re*pub"lic*an\ (r?-p?b"l?-kan), n.
1. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.
2. (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party.
3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together. (b) A South African weaver bird ({Philet[ae]rus socius}). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw. {Red republican}. See under {Red}.

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