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res pub·li·ca

 (rēz pŭb′lĭ-kə, rās po͞o′blē-kä′)
n. pl. pub·li·cae (-kā, -kī)
1. A state, republic, or commonwealth.
2. The general public good or welfare.

[Latin rēs pūblica; see republic.]

res publica

(ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state, republic, or commonwealth
[Latin, literally: the public thing]

res publica

A Latin phrase meaning public thing, used to mean the state.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.res publica - a politically organized body of people under a single governmentres publica - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
commonwealth country - any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing country - a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
Dominion - one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
foreign country - any state of which one is not a citizen; "working in a foreign country takes a bit of getting used to"
Reich - the German state
renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state - a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
suzerain - a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
sea power - a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
great power, major power, superpower, world power, power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
city state, city-state - a state consisting of a sovereign city
ally - a friendly nation
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
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Quo domus nostrae aut rei publicae fato in uestra manu positum est, non quia meo nomine tristiorem casum paueam, ut qui aduersas res expertus cum maxime discam ne secundas quidem minus discriminis habere: patris et senatus et ipsius imperii uicem doleo, si nobis aut perire hodie necesse est aut, quod aeque apud bonos miserum est, occidere.
We follow a simple rule: Salus rei publicae suprema lex est.
It reads: 'Bono rei publicae nato', which means 'to the man born for the good of the state' and could have come from the base of a statue.
Otros problemas tienen sus raices en la forma latina: in communi y su conexion con el genitivo rei publicae.
Hic habet primam venalem; ille se splendidissimo suo principi venalem praestat ad incolumitatem dignitatemque rei publicae.
Antistio consulibus nonus Tiberio annus erat compositae rei publicae .
Caelesti semper instinctu felicis rei publicae vestrae commoditas, sacratissimi principes, opportunis est suggerenda temporibus, ut divina consilia divinis successibus convalescant (.
II, ALBERTI: "Tanien et tua et rei publicae permulti interesse arbitror, ut .
Cato ille Maior, cum et armis inuictus esset et consul exercitus saepe duxisset, plus rei publicae credidit profuturum si disciplinam militarem conferret in litteras; nam unius aetatis sunt quae fortiter fiunt; quae uero pro utilitate rei publicae scribuntur aeterna sunt.