res publica

[ reys -poo-bli-kah; English reez -puhb-li-kuh, reys ]
/ ˈreɪs ˈpu blɪˌkɑ; English ˈriz ˈpʌb lɪ kə, ˈreɪs /

Latin.

the state; republic; commonwealth.

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Origin of res publica

Literally, “public matter”
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British Dictionary definitions for res publica

res publica
/ (ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː) /

noun

the state, republic, or commonwealth

Word Origin for res publica

Latin, literally: the public thing
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