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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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The opposition Free Party was the choice of 1.9 percent, Greens, a party with no seats in parliament, of 1.4 percent, People's Unity Party, which also is not represented in parliament, of 0.7 percent, and ruling coalition member Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) of 0.4 percent of Russian-speaking citizens.
The definition I like best is from MNS Sellers: The rule of law is the English translation of the Latin phrase 'imperium legum'-more literally, 'the empire of laws and not of men.' It signifies 'the subordination of arbitrary power and the will of public officials as much as possible to the guidance of laws made and enforced to serve their proper purpose, which is the public good ('res publica') of the community as a whole.
Prevalecia a ideia de que a res publica pertenceria ao cidadao romano e, por isso, cada um poderia pleitear tutela-la em juizo.
The Res Publica in the First Century BC and Contemporary Zimbabwe: Towards a Conceptualization of the Ideas of Res Publica and Officium
Whoever believes in the formative power, in educational power, in individual and social creativities contained in any valuable leisure practice, cannot consent to be expelled from the res publica and then summon them when there is an interest in introducing an entertainment wedge and exceptionally festive events in our urban routines.
In their rhetoric, they believed that they followed the precepts of Cicero's Res publica and De offciis.
Former education minister Mailis Reps of the Centre Party received 32 votes, while Allar Joks of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union party received 21 votes.