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re·pub·lic

 (rĭ-pŭb′lĭk)
n.
1.
a. A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president.
b. A nation that has such a political order.
2.
a. A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.
b. A nation that has such a political order.
3. often Republic A specific republican government of a nation: the Fourth Republic of France.
4. An autonomous or partially autonomous political and territorial unit belonging to a sovereign federation.
5. A group of people working as equals in the same sphere or field: the republic of letters.

[French république, from Old French, from Latin rēspūblica : rēs, thing; see rē- in Indo-European roots + pūblica, feminine of pūblicus, of the people; see public.]

republic

(rɪˈpʌblɪk)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of government in which the people or their elected representatives possess the supreme power
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political or national unit possessing such a form of government
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a constitutional form in which the head of state is an elected or nominated president
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any community or group that resembles a political republic in that its members or elements exhibit a general equality, shared interests, etc: the republic of letters.
[C17: from French république, from Latin rēspublica literally: the public thing, from rēs thing + publica public]

re•pub•lic

(rɪˈpʌb lɪk)

n.
1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch and is usu. an elected or nominated president.
3. the form of government of such a state.
4. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
[1595–1605; < French république, Middle French < Latin rēs pūblica public affairs, the state, a free state]

republic

A democratic state or form of government in which the head of state is elected rather than holding hereditary office.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.republic - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent themrepublic - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Weimar Republic - the German republic founded at Weimar in 1919; "The Weimar Republic was overthrown in 1933 and replaced by the Third Reich"
parliamentary democracy - a democracy having a parliament
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
2.republic - a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
Translations
جُمْهورِيَّةجُمْهورِيَّه
republika
republik
tasavalta
गणराज्य
republika
köztársaság
lýðveldilÿîveldi
共和政体
공화국
respublica
respublikarespublikinisrespublikonasrespublikonųrespublikos
republică
republika
republika
republik
สาธารณรัฐ
nền cộng hòa

republic

[rɪˈpʌblɪk] Nrepública f

republic

[rɪˈpʌblɪk] nrépublique f
the Republic of Ireland → la République d'Irlande
The Irish Republic → La République irlandaise

republic

nRepublik f

republic

[rɪˈpʌblɪk] nrepubblica

republic

(rəˈpablik) noun
(a country with) a form of government in which there is no king or queen, the power of government, law-making etc being given to one or more elected representatives (eg a president, members of a parliament etc). The United States is a republic – the United Kingdom is not.
reˈpublican adjective
1. of a republic. a republican form of government.
2. (also noun) (a person) who supports a republican form of government. He is not a monarchist – he is a republican; my republican friends.

republic

جُمْهورِيَّة republika republik Republik δημοκρατία república tasavalta république republika repubblica 共和政体 공화국 republiek republikk republika república республика republik สาธารณรัฐ cumhuriyet nền cộng hòa 共和国
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