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republic

re·pub·lic

republic

 
 
pronunciation:
rih puh blihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state or nation where supreme political power is exercised by elected representatives acting in the name of the people.
definition 2: a political order headed by an elected or chosen official as opposed to a hereditary monarch.
definition 3: a specific nation having a republican form of government.
the Irish republic
Word History
Republic comes from the Latin words, res publica. Res means "things" or "affairs." Publica means "public."
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