What does res publica mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)

    a politically organized body of people under a single government

    "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"


  1. res publica(Noun)

    The common good, as identified with the wider state; the commonwealth, the body politic.

  2. Origin: From res publica. Compare republic.


  1. Res publica

    Res publica is a Latin phrase, loosely meaning "public affair". It is the root of the word republic, and the word commonwealth has traditionally been used as a synonym for it; however translations vary widely according to the context. "Res" is a nominative singular Latin noun for a substantive or concrete thing – as opposed to "spes", which means something unreal or ethereal – and "publica" is an attributive adjective meaning "of and/or pertaining to the state or the public". Hence a literal translation is, "the public thing/affair".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of res publica in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of res publica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. res publicares publicares publica

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