Res-publica definition

rēz pŭblĭ-kə, rās po͝oblē-kä
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A state, republic, or commonwealth.
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The general public good or welfare.
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The state; commonwealth; republic.
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The common good, as identified with the wider state; the commonwealth, the body politic.
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Origin of res-publica

  • Latin rēs pūblica republic

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

  • From Latin rēs publica. Compare republic.

    From Wiktionary