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Republic

Republic.  How is republic defined? 
 

res = concern, thing, fact, matter 

publicus = of the people, public
  

The origin of the word 'republic' is from late 16th Century, French, 'replubique'.
This came from the Latin word 'replubica'. 

Republica came from the Latin words:

res = concern, thing, fact, matter 

publicus = of the people, public
  

 

'Republic' As defined by Oxford American Dictionary:
n.
a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

  • archaic, figurative a community or group with a certain equality between its members.
     

 

'Republic' As defined by Webster's 3rd International Dictionary:
n.
1. obs. Commonweal, state
     2. a (1) a government characterized by having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president
            (2) a political unit (as a nation or state) having such a form of government (the republic of England, Scotland, and Ireland under Oliver Cromwell ---E. E. Reynolds) (The Republics of South America have been the happy hunting ground of dictators. ---L. A. Mills) (the ancient Roman Republic)
                   b(1) a government in supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law called Representative Democracy.
                       (2) a political unit (as a nation or state) having such form of government (pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, to the Republic for which it stands ---Francis Bellamy) (the German people ... by creating a federal republic resting upon a democratic constitution ---US Code)
                      c(1)  a usually specified republican government of a political union (France's Republics are numbered ... consecutively ---Times Lit. Supp.) (the Fourth Republic)
              (3)a. a community of beings that resembles in organization a political republic and is usually characterized by a general equality among members (a curious republic of industrious hornets ---- M. G. L. deCrevecoeur)
                   b. a body of persons freely engaged in a specified activity ( The Republic of Art) (The Republic of Letters)
              (4) an organization modeled after a junior republic (establish a boys' republic in this state --- Springfield (Mass.) Daily News)
              (5) a constituent political and territorial unit of the U.S.S.R. and Yugoslavia (our visits to four of the Republics of Yugoslavia ---G. E. Shipler) (the Ukraine and other republics within the U.S.S.R. --- Bogdan Raditsa)

 

 


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