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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A government where supreme political power is exercised by elected representatives acting for the citizens.

Usage examples (40)
  • In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
  • The head of state in a republic is usually a president
  • But the term republic is as foreign to our representatives as the term wendigo.
  • This empire, he was obliged to say, for the term republic had gone out of fashion. for more
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