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 for republic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Common weal. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Republic of letters, The collective body of literary or
        learned men.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  republic
      n 1: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a
           body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
           [syn: democracy, republic, commonwealth]
      2: a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch;
         "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "republic":
     absolute monarchy, ally, archduchy, archdukedom, aristocracy,
     autarchy, autocracy, autonomy, body politic, buffer state,
     captive nation, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state,
     coalition government, colonialism, colony, commonweal,
     commonwealth, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy,
     country, county, democracy, dictatorship, domain, dominion,
     dominion rule, duarchy, duchy, dukedom, duumvirate, dyarchy,
     earldom, empery, empire, federal government, federation,
     feudal system, free city, garrison state, gerontocracy,
     grand duchy, heteronomy, hierarchy, hierocracy, home rule, kingdom,
     land, limited monarchy, mandant, mandate, mandated territory,
     mandatee, mandatory, martial law, meritocracy, militarism,
     military government, mob rule, mobocracy, monarchy, nation,
     nationality, neocolonialism, ochlocracy, oligarchy, pantisocracy,
     patriarchate, patriarchy, police state, polis, polity, possession,
     power, principality, principate, protectorate, province,
     puppet government, puppet regime, pure democracy, realm, regency,
     representative democracy, representative government, satellite,
     self-determination, self-government, seneschalty, settlement,
     social democracy, sovereign nation, state, stratocracy, sultanate,
     superpower, technocracy, territory, thearchy, theocracy, toparchia,
     toparchy, totalitarian government, totalitarian regime, triarchy,
     triumvirate, tyranny, welfare state
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REPUBLIC. A commonwealth; that form of government in which the 
  administration of affairs is open to all the citizens. In another sense, it 
  signifies the state, independently of its form of government. 1 Toull. n. 
  28, and n. 202, note. In this sense, it is used by Ben Johnson. Those that, 
  by their deeds make it known, whose dignity they do sustain; And life, 
  state, glory, all they gain, Count the Republic's, not their own, Vide Body 
  Politic; Nation; State. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Republic -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    5835
     Housing Units (2000): 3113
     Land area (2000):     716.383120 sq. miles (1855.423684 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.929816 sq. miles (10.178177 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    720.312936 sq. miles (1865.601861 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.823297 N, 97.647948 W
     Headwords:
      Republic
      Republic, KS
      Republic County
      Republic County, KS
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    8438
     Housing Units (2000): 3298
     Land area (2000):     5.595163 sq. miles (14.491405 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.595163 sq. miles (14.491405 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            61238
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.121652 N, 93.471440 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     65738
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, MO
      Republic
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    614
     Housing Units (2000): 237
     Land area (2000):     0.863039 sq. miles (2.235260 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.863039 sq. miles (2.235260 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            66320
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             41.121793 N, 83.017478 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     44867
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, OH
      Republic
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    1396
     Housing Units (2000): 714
     Land area (2000):     0.739644 sq. miles (1.915668 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.739644 sq. miles (1.915668 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            64224
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             39.965531 N, 79.878064 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15475
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, PA
      Republic
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    161
     Housing Units (2000): 108
     Land area (2000):     0.261363 sq. miles (0.676927 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.261363 sq. miles (0.676927 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            59000
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.923636 N, 97.822412 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66964
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, KS
      Republic
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan
     Population (2000):    614
     Housing Units (2000): 356
     Land area (2000):     3.609384 sq. miles (9.348262 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.296779 sq. miles (0.768655 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.906163 sq. miles (10.116917 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            67980
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             46.381067 N, 87.982893 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49879
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, MI
      Republic
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Republic, WA -- U.S. city in Washington
     Population (2000):    954
     Housing Units (2000): 500
     Land area (2000):     1.582231 sq. miles (4.097960 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007517 sq. miles (0.019469 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.589748 sq. miles (4.117429 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57850
     Located within:       Washington (WA), FIPS 53
     Location:             48.648159 N, 118.734947 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     99166
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Republic, WA
      Republic
  

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