What is republic?

  • (noun): A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
    Synonyms: democracy, commonwealth
    See also — Additional definitions below

Republic

A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" (Latin: res publica), not the private concern or property of the rulers, and where offices of states are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch.

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Marine (military) - Historical Marine Forces - Republic of Vietnam
... The forerunner of the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps (VNMC) was established by Ngo Dinh Diem, then prime minister of what was then the State of Vietnam on October 13, 1954 ... The Republic of Vietnam was established in October 1955 after Diem used a fraudulent referendum to topple Bao Dai ...
Republic - Other Meanings - United States
... A distinct set of definitions for the word republic evolved in the United States ... In common parlance a republic is a state that does not practice direct democracy but rather has a government indirectly controlled by the people ... mentioned by Machiavelli and did not exist in the classical republics ...
Vienna Convention On Diplomatic Relations - State Parties To The Convention
... and Barbuda, Sultanate of Brunei, Cook Islands, Republic of Gambia, Niue, Republic of Palau, Solomon Islands, Republic of Vanuatu and the states with ...
Moldova
... i/mɔːlˈdoʊvə/, officially the Republic of Moldova (Moldovan/Romanian Republica Moldova ) is a landlocked nation in Eastern Europe located between Romania to the west and ... as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991 as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union ... The nation is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government ...
History and Culture - Weimar Republic
... For more details on this topic, see Weimar Republic ... from 1919 to 1933 is commonly referred to as the Weimar Republic, as the Republic's constitution was drafted here ...

More definitions of "republic":

  • (noun): A form of government whose head of state is not a monarch.
    Example: "The head of state in a republic is usually a president"

Famous quotes containing the word republic:

    Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience, he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    It was the most ungrateful and unjust act ever perpetrated by a republic upon a class of citizens who had worked and sacrificed and suffered as did the women of this nation in the struggle of the Civil War only to be rewarded at its close by such unspeakable degradation as to be reduced to the plane of subjects to enfranchised slaves.
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)

    History in the making is a very uncertain thing. It might be better to wait till the South American republic has got through with its twenty-fifth revolution before reading much about it. When it is over, some one whose business it is, will be sure to give you in a digested form all that it concerns you to know, and save you trouble, confusion, and time. If you will follow this plan, you will be surprised to find how new and fresh your interest in what you read will become.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911)