res publica

[reys poo-bli-kah; English reez puhb-li-kuh, reys]

Latin.

the state; republic; commonwealth.

Origin of res publica

literally, public matter
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Related Words for res publica

commonwealth, constituency, country, electorate, land, nation, state, polity

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British Dictionary definitions for res publica

res publica

noun

the state, republic, or commonwealth

Word Origin for res publica

Latin, literally: the public thing
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