Definition of the Republican Party noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Republican Party

BrE BrE//ðə rɪˈpʌblɪkən pɑːti//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə rɪˈpʌblɪkən pɑːrti//
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one of the two main political parties in the US, usually considered to support conservative views, and to want to limit the power of central government compare Democratic Party Culture The Republican Party is sometimes called the Grand Old Party. It was established in 1854 by people who wanted to free the slaves. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President, and others have included Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D Eisenhower, Richard M Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W Bush. The official symbol of the party is an elephant.
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