Res Publica Definition

rēz pŭblĭ-kə, rās po͝oblē-kä
The state; commonwealth; republic.
Webster's New World
The general public good or welfare.
American Heritage

The common good, as identified with the wider state; the commonwealth, the body politic.


Origin of Res Publica

  • From Latin rēs publica. Compare republic.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rēs pūblica republic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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