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Definitions of republic

  1. 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.
  2. A common wealth; State governed by the people or their chosen representatives. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Common weal. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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

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Usage examples for republic

  1. The poison of other states is the food of the new Republic – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. But literature is a republic and it must here be said, though all unwillingly, that Lord Rosebery is but an amateur- a superficial though a clever amateur after all, and their extravagances do not change the fact. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
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