The origin of the word
'republic' is from late 16th Century, French, 'replubique'.
This came from the Latin word 'replubica'.
Republica came from the
res = concern, thing,
publicus = of the people, public
'Republic' As defined by Oxford American Dictionary:
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