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David Blunkett

Meaning of "republic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REPUBLIC

From French république, from Latin rēspublica literally: the public thing, from rēs thing + publicapublic.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REPUBLIC

republic  [rɪˈpʌblɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REPUBLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Republic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REPUBLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

republic

Republic

A republic is a form of government in which power resides in the people, and the government is ruled by elected leaders run according to law, rather than inherited or appointed. In modern times the definition of a republic is also commonly limited to a government which excludes a monarch. Currently, 135 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names. Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition. In the classical and medieval period of Europe many states were fashioned on the Roman Republic, which referred to the governance of the city of Rome between it having kings, and emperors. The Italian medieval and Renaissance political tradition today referred to as "civic humanism", in America, is sometimes considered to derive directly from Roman republicans such as Sallust and Tacitus. However, Greek-influenced Roman authors, such as Polybius and Cicero, sometimes also used the term as a translation for the Greek politeia which could mean regime generally, but could also be applied to certain specific types of regime which did not exactly correspond to that of the Roman Republic.

Definition of republic in the English dictionary

The first definition of republic in the dictionary is a form of government in which the people or their elected representatives possess the supreme power. Other definition of republic is a political or national unit possessing such a form of government. Republic is also a constitutional form in which the head of state is an elected or nominated president.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REPUBLIC


acrylic
əˈkrɪlɪk
alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
catholic
ˈkæθəlɪk
click
klɪk
emblic
ˈɛmblɪk
flick
flɪk
garlic
ˈɡɑːlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
klick
klɪk
lick
lɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
niblick
ˈnɪblɪk
nonpublic
ˌnɒnˈpʌblɪk
public
ˈpʌblɪk
right-click
ˌraɪtˈklɪk
semipublic
ˌsɛmɪˈpʌblɪk
slick
slɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REPUBLIC

republican
Republican Party
republicanisation
republicanise
republicanism
republicanization
republicanize
republication
republish
republisher

WORDS THAT END LIKE REPUBLIC

Altai Republic
banana republic
Central African Republic
Chechen Republic
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
First Republic
Fourth Republic
general public
go public
Joe Public
Malagasy Republic
member of the public
Mongolian People´s Republic
notary public
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Second Republic
Slovak Republic
Third Republic
viewing public
Yemen Arab Republic

Synonyms and antonyms of republic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «republic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REPUBLIC

Find out the translation of republic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of republic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «republic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

共和国
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

república
570 millions of speakers

English

republic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गणतंत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جُمْهورِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

республика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

república
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজাতন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

république
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Republik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Republik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

共和政体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공화국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Republik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nền cộng hòa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குடியரசு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गणतंत्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cumhuriyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

repubblica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

republika
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

республіка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

republică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημοκρατία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Republiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

republik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

republikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of republic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REPUBLIC»

The term «republic» is very widely used and occupies the 2.629 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REPUBLIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «republic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «republic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about republic

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10 QUOTES WITH «REPUBLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word republic.
1
Franklin Pierce Adams
The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
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Rick Atkinson
That was a pretty fine Army that we had in 1965. By 1973, it was in tatters. It was a disgrace to the country and to itself, to its own heritage, really. So it's, you know, the Army belongs to all 307 million of us. It is our common possession, it's our common heritage. As goes the Army, so goes the republic.
3
George Ayittey
In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work - now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably.
4
David Blunkett
I'm a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy.
5
William Jennings Bryan
Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
6
Vincent Bugliosi
This is America, not a banana republic.
7
Grover Cleveland
I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor.
8
Robert Darnton
All of us are citizens in a republic much larger than the republic of America. It is the republic of Letters, a realm of the mind that extends everywhere, without police, national boundaries, or disciplinary frontiers.
9
Elmer Davis
This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.
10
Thomas Day
When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REPUBLIC»

Discover the use of republic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to republic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Republic (Reeve Edition):
This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. "Reeve's new translation of Republic is the one to order for students. . .
Plato, C. D. C. Reeve, 2004
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Republic (Reeve Edition):
The edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index.
Plato, C. D. C. Reeve, 2004
3
The Republic (SparkNotes Literature Guide)
Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles.
Plato, SparkNotes Editors, 2002
4
Republic.com 2.0
This is a compelling if sober set of questions from America's foremost legal scholar."--Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University
Cass R. Sunstein, 2009
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The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French ...
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Dena Goodman, 1996
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Plato: 'The Republic'
Presents the most important of the Socratic dialogues as if it were a conversation; deals with the creation of an ideal commonwealth and ranks as one of the earliest Utopian works.
Plato, G. R. F. Ferrari, 2000
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The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and ...
Saxton asks why white racism remained an ideological force in America long after the need to justify slavery and Western conquest had disappeared.
Alexander Saxton, 2003
8
Venice, A Maritime Republic
"Frederic Lane has achieved what is the often unfulfilled dream of every historian who has devoted his entire work to the exploration of partial aspects of a single broad subject: he has given us a comprehensive, thoughtful, readable, ...
Frederic Chapin Lane, 1973
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The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition
"Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of America's great alcoholic binge that occurred between 1790 and 1830, what he terms 'a key formative period' in our history.
W.J. Rorabaugh, 1979
10
Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political ...
"This volume is written in an engaging and dynamic style, and makes an original contribution to ongoing debates within the field. There can be no doubt that Holkeskamp is one of the top scholars working on the Roman Republic.
Karl-J. Holkeskamp, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REPUBLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term republic is used in the context of the following news items.
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England draw Scotland in World Cup as Wales get Republic of Ireland
Wales, meanwhile, were drawn in Group D with the Republic of Ireland, plus Austria ... the world champions, in Group C along with the Czech Republic, Norway, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Republic of Ireland: Martin O'Neill not giving up on Euro 2016 place
O'Neill felt the Republic had dominated the first half and had been unlucky to see Shaun Maloney's shot deflecting in off skipper John O'Shea for the equaliser ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
3
Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland draw training game in Dublin
The 0-0 draw between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland took place behind closed doors. Photograph: David Maher/SPORTSFILE/Corbis. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
Canada blanks Czech Republic, into World Hockey Championship …
Canada reached the World Hockey Championship gold-medal game for the first time since 2009 by beating host Czech Republic 2-0 in a semifinal in Prague on ... «NBCSports.com, May 15»
5
Central African Republic child abuse: UN denies 'cover up'
The United Nations has denied allegations it covered up child abuse by French troops in the Central African Republic, calling them "offensive". A high-ranking ... «BBC News, May 15»
6
Republic of Ireland v Poland: Euro 2016 qualifier – as it happened!
Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan and Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak battle for the ball. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA. Ian McCourt · @ianmccourt. Sunday 29 ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
7
Nine dead in Czech pub shooting
Police officers patrol in Uherský Brod, in the Czech Republic, where a gunman ... The Czech Republic has tight gun controls, although hunting is a popular ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
8
Republic Day parade: 10 key developments
NEW DELHI: President Barack Obama made history on Monday by becoming the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day. Here are 10 latest ... «Times of India, Jan 15»
9
Republic of Ireland 4-1 USA - as it happened
Anthony Pilkington Ireland Anthony Pilkington, centre, gives Republic of Ireland an early lead against USA in Dublin. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile/Corbis. «The Guardian, Nov 14»
10
Scotland defeat Republic of Ireland after Shaun Maloney's magic …
Scotland's Shaun Maloney celebrates his goal Scotland's Shaun Maloney, left, celebrates his winning goal against the Republic of Ireland with Charlie Mulgrew. «The Guardian, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Republic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/republic>. May 2024 ».
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