[ reys poo-bli-kah; English reez puhb-li-kuh, reys ]
/ ˈreɪs ˈpu blɪˌkɑ; English ˈriz ˈpʌb lɪ kə, ˈreɪs /
the state; republic; commonwealth.
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Origin of res publica
literally, public matter
Words nearby res publica
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Example sentences from the Web for res publica
It means arbitrary power in an individual person; in the exercise of which, himself, and not the res-publica, is the object.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
British Dictionary definitions for res publica
/ (ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː) /
the state, republic, or commonwealth
Word Origin for res publica
Latin, literally: the public thing
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