Definition of res publica in English:

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res publica

Pronunciation: /rās ˈpo͞obliˌkä/ Pronunciation: /ˈpəblikə/


The state, republic, or commonwealth.
Example sentences
  • It diminishes the republic - the res publica, or public things that define our commonweal.
  • I wish you the very best of luck in addressing and dismantling this mind-boggling distortion of the democratic and social values of a res publica.
  • It was in no sense a kind of political power, but those charged with the conduct of the res publica, or public business did not lightly ignore it.


Latin, literally 'public matter'.

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Syllabification: res pu·bli·ca

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