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.
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
- His claim to independence for Ireland was to be based not upon force but upon law and the constitution of 1782: his claim was not a Republic but a national constitution under an Irish Crown. - "The Evolution of Sinn Fein", Robert Mitchell Henry.
- He is the Republic. - "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
- I have observed his face to be not the face of a true friend of the Republic. - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.