What does republic mean?

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rɪˈpʌb lɪkre·pub·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. democracy, republic, commonwealth(noun)

    a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

  2. republic(noun)

    a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

    "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"

Wiktionary

  1. republic(Noun)

    A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.

    The United States is a republic; Great Britain is technically a monarchy.

    Etymology: From république, derived from res publica, from res + publicus; hence literally “the public thing”.

  2. republic(Noun)

    A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the executive and legislative branches of government are separate. (archaic)

    Republicanism is the political principle of the separation of the executive power (the administration) from the legislative; despotism is that of the autonomous execution by the state of laws which it has itself decreed. ... Therefore, we can say: the smaller the personnel of the government (the smaller the number of rulers), the greater is their representation and the more nearly the constitution approaches to the possibility of republicanism; thus the constitution may be expected by gradual reform finally to raise itself to republicanism ... None of the ancient so-called "republics" knew this system, and they all finally and inevitably degenerated into despotism under the sovereignty of one, which is the most bearable of all forms of despotism. uE00018089uE001 Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace

    Etymology: From république, derived from res publica, from res + publicus; hence literally “the public thing”.

  3. republic(Noun)

    One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.

    The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.

    Etymology: From république, derived from res publica, from res + publicus; hence literally “the public thing”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Republic(adj)

    common weal

    Etymology: [F. rpublique, L. respublica commonwealth; res a thing, an affair + publicus, publica, public. See Real, a., and Public.]

  2. Republic(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. rpublique, L. respublica commonwealth; res a thing, an affair + publicus, publica, public. See Real, a., and Public.]

Freebase

  1. Republic

    A republic is a form of government in which affairs of state are a "public matter", not the private concern of the rulers. In a republic, public offices are appointed or elected rather than inherited, and are not the private property of the people who hold them. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch. Currently, 135 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names. Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition. In classical and medieval times the archetype of all republics was the Roman Republic, which referred to Rome in between the period when it had kings, and the periods when it had emperors. The Italian medieval and Renaissance political tradition today referred to as "civic humanism" is sometimes considered to derive directly from Roman republicans such as Sallust and Tacitus. However, Greek-influenced Roman authors, such as Polybius and Cicero, sometimes also used the term as a translation for the Greek politeia which could mean regime generally, but could also be applied to certain specific types of regime which did not exactly correspond to that of the Roman Republic. Republics were not equated with classical democracies such as Athens, but had a democratic aspect.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Republic

    rē-pub′lik, n. a commonwealth: a form of government without a monarch, in which the supreme power is vested in representatives elected by the people.—adj. Repub′lican, belonging to a republic: agreeable to the principles of a republic.—n. one who advocates a republican form of government: a democrat: one of the two great political parties in the United States, opposed to the Democrats, favouring a high protective tariff, a liberal expenditure, and an extension of the powers of the national government.—v.t. Repub′licanise.—n. Repub′licanism, the principles of republican government: attachment to republican government.—n. Republicā′rian.—Republic of Letters, a name for the general body of literary and learned men.—Republican era, the era adopted by the French after the downfall of the monarchy, beginning with 22d September 1792.—Red republican, a violent republican, from the red cap affected by such. [Fr. république—L. respublica, commonwealth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Republic

    the name given to a State in which the sovereign power is vested in one or more elected by the community, and held answerable to it though in point of fact, both in Rome and the Republic of Venice the community was not free to elect any one outside of a privileged order.

Editors Contribution

  1. republic

    Is a governmental system in which the democratic power is with the citizens of official voting age who are empowered to elect people into a unity government through a transparent and fair form of proportional representation voting system.

    Many countries around the world are a Republic. e.g. the Republic of Ireland, The Republic of Congo.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2017  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'republic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2301

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'republic' in Nouns Frequency: #802

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of republic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of republic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of republic in a Sentence

  1. Iraqi Foreign Minister Jaafari:

    We have solid relations with the Islamic Republic (Iran) ... and also we have relations with our Arab brothers and therefore we cannot stay silent in this crisis.

  2. Emilienne Namsona:

    This is important because we are suffering here in Central African Republic. We want peace. We're going to vote for peace.

  3. Ron Johnson:

    As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that Central America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk, the goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, Central America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life, Central Americans said. The Trump administration ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused The Trump administration efforts on trying to end loopholes in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed. This week, The Trump administration announced a policy that requires most migrants entering through Central America southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. The Democrats meanwhile have focused more on the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, and have been extremely critical of the conditions in detention facilities, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) operations in the homeland. Kyrsten Sinema told The Arizona Republic that the idea was in response to a meeting with administration and White House officials who Kyrsten Sinema said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging the 1997 Flores agreement that set standards for treatment of migrants and how long minors can be held in custody.

  4. Rokneddin Javadi:

    We welcome all oil companies, including the Americans, that meet Islamic Republic's requirements to invest in Iran.

  5. Prime Minister Andrej Babis:

    People who visit these countries do not need any coronavirus test nor quarantine, we want to return to normal, it can also be beneficial for the Czech Republic when people from these countries come and spend money here.

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