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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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Ambassador Levin's prior professional roles include serving as a senior consultant at Res Publica Group, Vice President for External Affairs at the Field Museum, and a legal advisor to the Illinois State Board of Education.
And all along these Romans identified their empire as a res publica or politeia, boasting that unlike other empires theirs was committed to the common good.
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With the door to devolution now open and the debate heightened in the wake of the Scottish independence vote, think tanks including the Centre for Cities and Res Publica, as well as the Core Cities lobby group have been pushing the case on behalf of the UK's leading cities.
1) Under these circumstances, as described by Cicero in his rhetorical treatise Brutus and supplemented from other sources, where appropriate, we can distinguish two groups of orators at contiones, that is, at informal popular assemblies (2) took place usually before an official vote at a centuriate or tribal assembly, which were the main official assemblies of all Roman citizens (comitia centuriata or comitia tributa): (3) one that undermined the res publica and one that supported it.
The businessmen whom Reiljan and Kangur allegedly helped were construction company Merko Ehitus majority owner Toomas Annus, Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Tartu region former board member Tarmo Pedjasaar, TSM company manager Einar Vettus and Saarte Investeeringud manager Tullio Liblik.
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By the end of the first millennium there was little room for the res publica expressed and honoured in words, if not consistently in deeds, under the Roman Empire and, diminishingly, within its successor states in the Frankish West.
The Reform Party and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union form the current majority government with 32 and 19 seats in parliament, respectively.
This will also impact upon the res publica, the organisation of political life.
So in 2004 he returned to the United States where his activism helped launch Res Publica and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, two social justice-driven nonprofit organizations that apply Catholic faith traditions to hot-button issues in the foreign and domestic political spheres.