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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
References in classic literature ?
Honduras, as you of course know, is a republic of Central America, and it gets its name from something that happened on the fourth voyage of Columbus.
The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
On the shores of Africa I see a republic,--a republic formed of picked men, who, by energy and self-educating force, have, in many cases, individually, raised themselves above a condition of slavery.
Arthur's people were of course poor material for a republic, because they had been debased so long by monarchy; and yet even they would have been intelligent enough to make short work of that law which the king had just been administering if it had been submitted to their full and free vote.
Riley was the most self-possessed and solemnly deliberate person in the republic.
Down there they talk of the heavenly King - and that is right - but then they go right on speaking as if this was a republic and everybody was on a dead level with everybody else, and privileged to fling his arms around anybody he comes across, and be hail-fellow-well-met with all the elect, from the highest down.
fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men
Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.
If we all did what we undertake to do, as faithfully as Herbert did, we might live in a Republic of the Virtues.
And he turned over the pages of the memorandum-book until he came to the clause specifying the days on which certain private boxes were to be reserved for the free use of the president of the republic, the ministers and so on.