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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPUBLIC

"Such an edict was passed because Athens is not a republic," replied Philæmon.

The Republic has marched on and on, and its step has exalted freedom and humanity.

In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience to law.

The Republic summons them to their duty, and I invite co-operation.

Under this republic the rewards of industry belong to those who earn them.

The Republic is not the demoralizing force some would have it believed.

Either the sunlight or the shadow of the Republic must fall on her without intermission.

The children of the republic are entitled to something better.

This has not always been clear, even the history of the Republic.

Behold now the glorious condition of this Republic which has no fear.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "state in which supreme power rests in the people via elected representatives," from Middle French république (15c.), from Latin respublica (ablative republica) "the common weal, a commonwealth, state, republic," literally res publica "public interest, the state," from res "affair, matter, thing" + publica, fem. of publicus "public" (see public (adj.)). Republic of letters attested from 1702.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REPUBLIC

commonwealth

nounpolitical or geographic area
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