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Republican, an ambiguous term, is generally referring to republic, also an ambiguous term.

It is part of various combination term, such as Republican Party (United States).

Republican and terms such as Republicanism have sometimes referred to sometimes violent opposition to an existing monarch and monarchism, although the actual goals may be broader than only removing the monarch, such as independence of a region or a more general political revolution. One example is the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War.