Part of speech: noun

A state in which the people rule themselves through officers of their own election; a community; commonwealth.

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Usage examples "republic":

  1. And in the republic of letters the first mate is usually a woman. - "Mushrooms on the Moor", Frank Boreham.
  2. This was the time when our country was at war with the French Republic- a war which Burns bitterly disliked, but his employment under Government forced him to set " a seal on his lips as to those unlucky politics." - "Robert Burns", Principal Shairp.
  3. He was merely the hereditary president of a representative republic. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.