HyperDic: roman_republic

English > 1 sense of the expression Roman Republic:
NOUNlocationRoman Republicthe ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC
English > Roman Republic: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe 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.
Instance ofrepublicA form of government whose head of state is not a monarch
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)

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