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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Republic  \Re*pub"lic\  (r?-p?b"l?k),  n.  [F.  r['e]publique,  L. 
  respublica  commonwealth;  res  a  thing  an  affair  +  publicus, 
  publica,  public.  See  {Real},  a.,  and  {Public}.] 
  1.  Common  weal.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  A  state  in  which  the  sovereign  power  resides  in  the  whole 
  body  of  the  people,  and  is  exercised  by  representatives 
  elected  by  them  a  commonwealth.  Cf  {Democracy},  2. 
 
  Note:  In  some  ancient  states  called  republics  the  sovereign 
  power  was  exercised  by  an  hereditary  aristocracy  or  a 
  privileged  few  constituting  a  government  now 
  distinctively  called  an  aristocracy.  In  some  there  was 
  a  division  of  authority  between  an  aristocracy  and  the 
  whole  body  of  the  people  except  slaves.  No  existing 
  republic  recognizes  an  exclusive  privilege  of  any  class 
  to  govern,  or  tolerates  the  institution  of  slavery. 
 
  {Republic  of  letters},  The  collective  body  of  literary  or 
  learned  men. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  republic 
  n  :  a  political  system  governed  by  the  people  or  their 
  representatives  [syn:  {democracy},  {commonwealth}]  [ant: 
  {autocracy}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Republic,  KS  (city,  FIPS  59000) 
  Location:  39.92365  N,  97.82439  W 
  Population  (1990):  177  (119  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66964 
  Republic,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49879 
  Republic,  MO  (city,  FIPS  61238) 
  Location:  37.11730  N,  93.47512  W 
  Population  (1990):  6292  (2431  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65738 
  Republic,  OH  (village,  FIPS  66320) 
  Location:  41.12476  N,  83.01608  W 
  Population  (1990):  611  (235  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  44867 
  Republic,  PA  (CDP,  FIPS  64224) 
  Location:  39.96483  N,  79.87662  W 
  Population  (1990):  1603  (734  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  15475 
  Republic,  WA  (town,  FIPS  57850) 
  Location:  48.64906  N,  118.73185  W 
  Population  (1990):  940  (460  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99166 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  REPUBLIC,  n.  A  nation  in  which  the  thing  governing  and  the  thing 
  governed  being  the  same  there  is  only  a  permitted  authority  to 
  enforce  an  optional  obedience.  In  a  republic,  the  foundation  of 
  public  order  is  the  ever  lessening  habit  of  submission  inherited  from 
  ancestors  who  being  truly  governed,  submitted  because  they  had  to 
  There  are  as  many  kinds  of  republics  as  there  are  graduations  between 
  the  despotism  whence  they  came  and  the  anarchy  whither  they  lead. 
 
 




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