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15 entries found for republic. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: reĚpubĚlic
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresspschwab-lik
Function: noun
Etymology: from French république "republic," derived from Latin respublica "republic, public matters, commonweal," literally "public things," from res "thing, matter" and publica, a feminine form of publicus "relating to the people as a whole, public" --related to PUBLIC, REAL, REBUS
1 : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who is usually a president
2 : a government in which supreme power belongs to the citizens through their right to vote
3 : a political unit having a republican form of government
4 : a political and territorial unit of the former nations of the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, or Yugoslavia

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