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republicanism (n.)

1680s, "republican principles; a republican form of government," from republican (adj.) + -ism. With capital R-, in reference to the modern U.S. Republican Party by 1856.

updated on July 14, 2021

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Definitions of republicanism from WordNet

republicanism (n.)
the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government;
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