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.

Nearby words

  1. res,
  2. res adjudicata,
  3. res gestae,
  4. res ipsa loquitur,
  5. res judicata,
  6. res.,
  7. res. phys.,
  8. resaca de la palma,
  9. resail,
  10. resalable

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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