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REPUBLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does republic mean? 

REPUBLIC (noun)
  The noun REPUBLIC has 2 senses:

1. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
2. a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

  Familiarity information: REPUBLIC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPUBLIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

republic; democracy; commonwealth

Hypernyms ("republic" is a kind of...):

form of government; political system (the members of a social organization who are in power)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "republic"):

Weimar Republic (the German republic founded at Weimar in 1919)

parliamentary democracy (a democracy having a parliament)


Sense 2republic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the head of state in a republic is usually a president

Hypernyms ("republic" is a kind of...):

form of government; political system (the members of a social organization who are in power)

Instance hyponyms:

Roman Republic (the ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC; was governed by an elected Senate but dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars that culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar)


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