Republican party

Republican party
Republican Re*pub"lic*an (-l?-kan), a. [F. r['e]publicain.] 1. Of or pertaining to a republic. [1913 Webster]

The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Republican Party — Re publican .Party n the Republican Party one of the two main political parties in the US →↑Democratic Party …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Republican Party — Repub′lican Par′ty n. 1) gov one of the two major political parties in the U.S., originated (1854–56) 2) amh. Democratic Republican Party …   From formal English to slang

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