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Definitions of republic

  1. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Common weal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people, and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A state or country in which the supreme power is held by the people, who elect their own representatives and executive officers; a commonwealth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A commonwealth: a form of government without a monarch, in which the supreme power is vested in representatives elected by the people. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A common wealth; State governed by the people or their chosen representatives. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A state in which the people rule themselves through officers of their own election; a community; commonwealth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. Republic of letters, the collective body of literary or learned men. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A state or country in which the supreme power is vested in rulers elected periodically by the people; a commonwealth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. r[=e]-pub'lik, n. a commonwealth: a form of government without a monarch, in which the supreme power is vested in representatives elected by the people.--adj. REPUB'LICAN, belonging to a republic: agreeable to the principles of a republic.--n. one who advocates a republican form of government: a democrat: one of the two great political parties in the United States, opposed to the Democrats, favouring a high protective tariff, a liberal expenditure, and an extension of the powers of the national government.--v.t. REPUB'LICANISE.--n. REPUB'LICANISM, the principles of republican government: attachment to republican government.--n. REPUBLIC[=A]'RIAN.--REPUBLIC OF LETTERS, a name for the general body of literary and learned men.--REPUBLICAN ERA, the era adopted by the French after the downfall of the monarchy, beginning with 22d September 1792.--RED REPUBLICAN, a violent republican, from the red cap affected by such. [Fr. république--L. respublica, commonwealth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. A State in which the government is carried on nominally& usu. in fact also by the people or its elected representatives, commonwealth, (fig.) society of persons or animals with equality between members (the r. of letters, literary men, literature). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Latin] A state in which the sovereign power is exercised by representatives elected by the people; a commonwealth. Republic of Letter, the collective body of literary or learned men. Cabinet Dictionary

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