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republic meaning

EN[ɹɪˈpʌblɪk]
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  • A republic (from Latin: res publica) is a form of government in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law.
  • Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition.
  • Republics became more common in the Western world starting in the early 19th century, eventually displacing absolute monarchy as the most common form of government.
  • Most often a republic is a sovereign state, but there are also sub-sovereign state entities that are referred to as republics, or which have governments that are described as 'republican' in nature.
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    Definition of republic in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrepublicsPREré-
    1. A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.
      1. The United States is a republic; the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy. ‎
    2. (archaic) A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the executive and legislative branches of government are separate.
      1. One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.
        1. The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Tricolours are seen in the national flags of over twenty countries, including Belgium, France, India, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland.
        • Burčák is a name protected by national legislation of which use is reserved for partially fermented grape must made from grapevine harvested and processed in the Czech Republic in the given year.
        • At the same time, the Republic of Cyprus is stymied by a counterembargo by Turkey on its ships and planes, denying them access to the giant and lucrative Turkish market, its closest neighbor.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Instead of Punta Cana, its name for the last 27 years, the restaurant was now called Casa de Campo — the same as an ultraluxe resort in the Dominican Republic.
        • The rightmindedness, the virtue, and the subtlety of the interpreter (and not now of a rhapsode like Ion) became the new key to the validity of poetry in the Platonic republic.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. en republican
      2. en republick
      3. en republics
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      Grammatically, this word "republic" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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