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Definition of Republic


  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 Quotations

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Victor Hugo

I have to confess I'm addicted to Sky Sports News. Just the music can pull me in. And then whether it's badminton in the Czech Republic, snail pushing or mole hopping, I'm hooked.
Andrew Buchan

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Alexander Henry

Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
Angela Merkel
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Republic Translations

republic in Afrikaans is republiek
republic in Dutch is republiek, vrijstaat
republic in German is Republik
republic in Italian is repubblica
republic in Latin is res publica
republic in Swedish is republik
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