Origin of republic
Examples from the Web for republic
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.
The Second Republic was also considered the another golden age for Korean Cinema.
To the Republic of Korea and United States military personnel stationed in the JSA, it is known as Propaganda Village.
From the founding of the Republic until 1967, many states defined marriage as a relationship between two people of the same race.
But the so-called parliament of the self-declared Luhansk republic decided to go one better.Ukraine Rebels Love Russia, Hate Gays, Threaten Executions|Anna Nemtsova|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it was even worse for the government of the Republic to be outwitted in diplomacy than beaten in the field.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
I have enjoyed the charm of Mendoza, the healthiest of all the towns in the Republic.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
The Convention met on the 21st of September, and its first act was to abolish the ancient monarchy and proclaim France a republic.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
No member of the old royal families may become president of the republic.A School History of the Great War|Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
The same might be said, of the republic of the United States of America.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for republic
Word Origin for republic
Word Origin and History for republic
c.1600, "state in which supreme power rests in the people via elected representatives," from Middle French république (15c.), from Latin respublica (ablative republica) "the common weal, a commonwealth, state, republic," literally res publica "public interest, the state," from res "affair, matter, thing" + publica, fem. of publicus "public" (see public (adj.)). Republic of letters attested from 1702.
Culture definitions for republic
A form of government in which power is explicitly vested in the people, who in turn exercise their power through elected representatives. Today, the terms republic and democracy are virtually interchangeable, but historically the two differed. Democracy implied direct rule by the people, all of whom were equal, whereas republic implied a system of government in which the will of the people was mediated by representatives, who might be wiser and better educated than the average person. In the early American republic, for example, the requirement that voters own property and the establishment of institutions such as the Electoral College were intended to cushion the government from the direct expression of the popular will.