Republic

Definition of Republic

Re`pub´lic   Pronunciation: r?-p?b´l?k
n.1.
1.Common weal.
2.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.
Republic of letters
The collective body of literary or learned men.

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