The definition of a republic is a form of government where citizens have the power and choose representatives to represent them.(noun)
An example of republic is the Czech Republic.
See republic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr république < L respublica < res, thing, affair, interest (see real) + publica, fem. of publicus, public
See republic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French république
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin rēspūblica
Origin: : rēs, thing; see rē- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + pūblica
Origin: , feminine of pūblicus, of the people; see public.
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