Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.
Indicates support for a form of government, a republic, in which the people, as a body of citizens, are the font of authority and choose those who will represent them in government through elections. In the context of Eureka, this also had the implication of setting up a form of goverment that was independent of the British monarchy.
an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
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
a conservative person who favors leaving matters as they are
a elephant and elephants are smart
an ultra conservative, rigit, and uncompromising virtuous individual who puts on a Elephant head and hide before the election, after the election he takes it off and we find out he's a biggest donkey socialist money spender of all times
a social con, no matter how moderate they claim to be, when push comes to shove they will vote socially conservative on legislation
When a country's political power comes from the citizens, not the rulers, and is put into use by representatives elected by the citizens.
a form of government that is a sovereign state ruled by representatives that are elected
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 agreed that the United States should have a republican form of government drawing its authority from the people and remaining responsible to them. They agreed that ordinary citizens should share in the process of selecting those who were to make and execute the laws.