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Definition of republic:

  1. A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people, and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2.
  2. Common weal.

Synonyms:

majority rule, country, constitutional government, res publica, government, democratic state, commonwealth, government by popular sovereignty, land, nation, representative government, democracy, body politic, state, self-government.

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