HyperDic: republic

English > 2 senses of the word republic:
NOUNgrouprepublic, democracy, commonwealtha political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
grouprepublica form of government whose head of state is not a monarch
republic > pronunciation
Soundsriypah'blahk; riypah'blihk
Rhymesaeronautic ... Zanuck: 70 rhymes with ahk...
academic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > republic: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
Synonymsdemocracy, commonwealth
NarrowerWeimar RepublicThe German republic founded at Weimar in 1919
parliamentary democracyA democracy / democracy having a parliament
Broaderpolitical system, form of governmentThe members of a social organization who are in power
Spanishdemocracia, república
Catalandemocracia, democràcia, república
English > republic: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA form of government whose head of state is not a monarch.
Example"the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
InstancesRoman RepublicThe ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC
Broaderpolitical system, form of governmentThe members of a social organization who are in power
Spanishrepública
Catalanrepublica, república

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