Republic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpʌblɪk|  American pronunciation of the word republic
Brit.  |rɪˈpʌblɪk|  British pronunciation of the word republic

noun

- a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them (syn: commonwealth, democracy)
- a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

the head of state in a republic is usually a president

Examples

Nine republics took part in the referendum.

the former Federal Republic of Germany

Mongolian Republic

the head of state in a republic is usually a president

...the marching band played “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and several other martial airs...

...there was a period of primal idealism after the founding of the republic and before the rise of partisan politics...

Switzerland is a federal republic.

Volunteers fill a real need for teachers in the Somali Republic.

On 8 January 1959 De Gaulle was inaugurated as First President of the Republic.

the porous border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

The President proclaimed the republic's independence.

The River Elbe flows through the Czech Republic.

The Fifth French Republic was established with a strong president in 1958.

In 1960, the regions united to form the Somali Republic.

Four of the regions were upgraded to the status of republic.

Word forms

noun
singular: republic
plural: republics
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