republic has definitions from the field of politics
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[ noun ] (politics) a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

He told the committee the measure would merely provide means of enforcing the escheat law which has been on_the_books `` since Texas was a republic '' .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

We find it in Plato 's republic , and in Utopia More acknowledges his debt to that book .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

In southern Europe , between the Israeli Republics and the Icelandic_speaking peoples of northern Europe , was a thin but long stretch of territory called March .

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[ noun ] (politics) a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

Examples

"the head of state in a republic is usually a president"

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