republicanism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n republicanism the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Republicanism A republican form or system of government; the principles or theory of republican government.
    • Republicanism Attachment to, or political sympathy for, a republican form of government.
    • Republicanism The principles and policy of the Republican party, so called
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The elephant, as a symbol of the US Republican Party, was originated by cartoonist Thomas Nast and first presented in 1874.
    • n republicanism A republican form or system of government.
    • n republicanism Attachment to a republican form of government; republican principles: as, his republicanism was of the most advanced type.
    • n republicanism The principles or doctrine of the Republican party, specifically of the Republican party in the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
    • n Republicanism the principles of republican government: attachment to republican government
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Quotations

  • Alben W. Barkley
    Alben W. Barkley
    “A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office a Republican wants.”
  • Lydia Sigourney
    Lydia Sigourney
    “The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.”
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    “You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.”
  • Dan Quayle
    Dan%20Quayle
    “Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles%20Baudelaire
    “We all have the republican spirit in our veins, like syphilis in our bones. We are democratized and venerealized.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. républicanisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. république—L. respublica, commonwealth.

Usage

In literature:

Republicanism is not a conspiracy to obtain office under false pretences.
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
Several influential Independent Republican papers, including the New York Times, Boston Herald, and Springfield Republican, joined the bolt.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Republican platform of 1896 declared protection and reciprocity twin measures of Republican policy.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Republican party is trampled on.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
At every step the Republican Party in South Carolina was betrayed by Republicans.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
How, then, is woman's influence as a citizen in a republican land to be exercised, if she be excluded from positive legislation?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Disgusted with that party, he turned Republican, losing his place.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
National Progressive Republican League Formed.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Yet, in fact, the decision was as fatal to his own policy as to that of the Republicans.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Early in September the Wolfe Tone Republicans determined to hold a demonstration.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Republicans! the time is coming!
Listen to the distant drumming!
Hearken to the whispers humming
In the troubled atmosphere.
"The Distant Drum" by Henry Lawson
Thy thought, thy word, O soul republican,
O spirit of life, O God whose name is man:
What sea of sorrows but thy sight shall span?
Cry wellaway, but well befall the right.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O son of man, beneath man's feet
Cast down, O common face of man
Whereon all blows and buffets meet,
O royal, O republican
Face of the people bruised and dumb
And longing till thy kingdom come!
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
In a shared dream our loves began,
Together fought one fight and won,
The Dream Republican of Man,
And now as then our dream is one;
Still as of old our hearts unite
To dream and battle for the Right.
"We Are With France" by Richard Le Gallienne
Be it witness, till one more strong,
Till a loftier lyre, till a rarer
Lute praise her better than I,
Be it witness before you, my song,
That I knew her, the world's banner-bearer,
Who shall cry the republican cry.
"Dedication To Joseph Mazzini" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
They were Republicans, in fact;
The Persians might have called them "black
Republicans;" they never lacked
The power to beat a foeman back.
Thermopylae, so famed in Grecian story
Is but another name for martial glory.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott

In news:

The Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez, who has been covering Wisconsin Rep Paul Ryan on the trail, gives three things to look for in the Republican vice presidential nominee's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
I f there is one thing that Democrats, Republicans, and the media all agree on, it's that Republicans are running a grave risk by trying to reform Medicare.
Amidst all the talk of a Republican "alternative" to Obamacare, it's refreshing to hear one Republican politician concede that, you know, he just doesn't care much about the uninsured.
State Rep Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican, and state Sen E Eugene Yaw, Loyalsock Townshhip?Republican, are working directly with staff members of the state appropriations committee.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov Rick Perry waits to speak at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner, Nov 14, 2011, in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Congressman Ron Paul's third-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa Republican Caucus was a remarkably strong showing for a candidate who has so little in common with mainstream Republicans.
Democrat John Edwards Republican Fred Thompson Republican Rudy Giuliani.
Republican Senate candidates in tight races in Indiana and Arizona have begun featuring endorsements from Mitt Romney following the Republican presidential candidate's rise in the polls, campaigns said.
As a republican, restaurant owner Diosdado Marin warmly welcomes republican politicians to the restaurant.
Time for Good Republicans to Oust Whacko Republicans.
Republican Mitt Romney's campaign said Republicans are outperforming voter-registration levels in seven of Ohio's largest counties in absentee-ballot requests and early voting.
CLAVERACK — After a long and hard-fought Republican primary, Democrat Robin Andrews is fighting an uphill battle for name recognition against her Republican opponent, Kathy Marchione.
A new poll out from Gallup finds that only Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are considered acceptable presidential candidates by a majority of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters.
The latest is former Republican NH governor John Sununu, a top adviser to the Romney campaign, and his implication that Republican Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because he's black.
It seems like the only people inside the Beltway who want to make a deal on the fiscal cliff are House Republicans and some responsible Senate Republicans, such as Sen Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
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In science:

T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {¬Pacifist}); T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {Pacifist}).
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Now, consider the class of all republicans and the class of all quakers.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Consider that a republican is normal iff he is not a pacifist and that a quaker is normal iff he is a pacifist.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
In his model, voter desires for moderation can be realized by splitting the ticket – voting Republican in one institutional choice setting and Democratic in the other.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
For Figure 1, define S as an initial state belief vector that can be used to describe considerations over preferences regarding partisan control (Republican versus Democratic) of both the executive and the legislative branches in an election.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
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