res publica

[ reys poo-bli-kah; English reez puhb-li-kuh, reys ]SEE DEFINITION OF res publica
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Res publica, the common concern, remains vague and latent till defined by impartial, disinterested social organs.

Ita omnia in duas partes abstracta sunt, res publica, quae media fuerat, dilacerata.

The Roman state, or as they said, the commonwealth (res publica) was governed by the consuls, two magistrates elected each year.

Kings may be a necessity, yet the thing of the state is not theirs, but is the common property of the citizens, res publica.

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