res publica

[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for res publica

res publica
/ (ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː) /


the state, republic, or commonwealth

Word Origin for res publica

Latin, literally: the public thing
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