Republic meaning

rĭ-pŭb'lĭk
The definition of a republic is a form of government where citizens have the power and choose representatives to represent them.

An example of republic is the Czech Republic.

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A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.

The United States is a republic; the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy.

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A specific republican government of a nation.

The Fourth Republic of France.

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(archaic) A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the executive and legislative branches of government are separate.
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One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.

The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.

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An autonomous or partially autonomous political and territorial unit belonging to a sovereign federation.
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A group of people working as equals in the same sphere or field.

The republic of letters.

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Any group whose members are regarded as having a certain equality or common aims, pursuits, etc.

The republic of letters.

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A state or nation with a president as its titular head.
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Any of the constituent territorial and political units of the U.S.S.R., Yugoslavia, etc.
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Origin of republic

  • French république from Old French from Latin rēspūblica rēs thing rē- in Indo-European roots pūblica feminine of pūblicus of the people public
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French république (“republic"), derived from Latin rÄ“s publica (“republic"), from rÄ“s (“thing") + pÅ«blica (“public"); hence literally “the public thing".
    From Wiktionary