Pronunciation: (ri-pub'li-kun),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a republic.
2. favoring a republic.
3. fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic: a very republican notion. 4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Republican party.
—n. 1. a person who favors a republican form of government.
2. (cap.) a member of the Republican party.