Meaning of republicanism in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈpʌblɪk(ə)nɪz(ə)m/

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mass noun
  • 1Support for a republican system of government.

    ‘France's historic attachment to the principles of republicanism’
    • ‘After a long eclipse during the Middle Ages, the tradition of Greek and Roman republicanism was revived in the Italian republics of the Renaissance.’
    • ‘In Renaissance republicanism, as well as in Greek democratic thought, a citizen was someone who participated in 'giving judgement and holding office'.’
    • ‘He appears to have synthesized the different and conflicting traditions of plebiscitarian leadership, Jacobin republicanism, and parliamentary democracy.’
    • ‘The conceptions of republicanism and citizenship were popularized by the upheavals of the American and French revolutions.’
    • ‘Liberalism and republicanism gave a political cast, invoking collectivities of bounded, mapped extent, and ruled by popular, no longer divine, consent.’
    • ‘More recently, although still a minority concern, there has been a steady growth of interest in republicanism.’
    • ‘He has been a noted champion of republicanism, a political ethos that privileges the well-being of the nation over individual rights and liberties.’
    • ‘Is it republicanism to say that the majority can do no wrong?’
    • ‘For all his failings, he was at least attempting to bring a European tradition of republicanism into politics and a pluralistic tolerance of religion into civic life.’
    • ‘From the beginning, he allowed an arrangement that blended notions of clerical rule with the principles and institutions of republicanism.’
  • 2

    (also Republicanism)
    (in the US) the principles or policies of the Republican Party.

    ‘They try to argue that those eight years gave Republicanism new-found legitimacy.’
    • ‘Southern Republicanism has produced a solidly Southern GOP congressional leadership.’
    • ‘Rising congressional Republicanism in this stronghold of the Democratic Party has reshaped the Republicans into a national party for the first time since Reconstruction.’
    • ‘The ideological warfare of the 1990s pitted the New Democratic agenda against Gingrich's Republicanism.’
    • ‘Fantasizing about some underground tradition of progressive middle-class Republicanism, he embraces the governments of McKinley, Nixon, and Lincoln.’
    • ‘The former president's Republicanism offers a worst-of-all-worlds package of intrusive behavioural regulation for the masses and socialism for the wealthy.’
    • ‘He ran against this theory of a moderate Republicanism that is complicit in a long liberal legacy of tax, spend, and tax again.’
    • ‘This is the dangerous joke that fiscally conservative Republicanism has become.’
    • ‘The 11th commandment of modern Republicanism is 'thou shalt not raise taxes on the rich'.’
  • 3Support for a united Ireland.

    ‘He insists the military campaign was a priori a result of the intrinsic political failures of republicanism at the outset.’
    • ‘Even republicanism has turned itself inside out in ever more radical attempts to show them a face they might accept.’
    • ‘One of the core tenets of republicanism is equality of treatment, and this should apply rigidly to all areas of government activity throughout Ireland.’
    • ‘It was preferable to keep moderate unionism and moderate republicanism 'dancing'.’
    • ‘True republicanism is about fairness and solidarity, about equality and inclusion.’
    • ‘He has once more handed armed republicanism a veto over political progress.’
    • ‘I'm talking about galvanising the unionist family to speak with one voice instead of appeasing republicanism.’
    • ‘Republican sources say that the group has no organisation in that city, where republicanism has traditionally been strong.’
    • ‘In latter years, he made a career out of his antipathy to republicanism and became a maestro of the sound bite.’
    • ‘Until the mid-1990s there was no history of organised nationalism there, let alone republicanism.’