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re·pub·lic

republic

 
 
pronunciation:
rih puh blihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a nation in which those who make the laws and run the government are elected by the people.
The United States is a republic.
definition 2: a government whose head is an elected or chosen person and not a monarch such as a king or queen.
definition 3: a particular nation that is a republic.
We visited the Republic of Turkey.
Word History
Republic comes from the Latin words, res publica. Res means "things" or "affairs." Publica means "public."
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