Definitions of "republic"
  1. A republic is a form of government where the head of state is not a king or queen, typically being a president in most modern contexts
  2. In a republic, it's a form of government where the utmost authority lies with a group of citizens who have the right to vote. These citizens elect officers or representatives who are answerable to them, and who govern according to legally established rules
How to use "republic" in a sentence
  1. The transition from a monarchy to a republic took place over several years with many struggles along the way.
  2. One characteristic of a republic is that citizens have the right to elect their representatives to govern the nation lawfully.
  3. In a republic, the individual holding the highest office, such as a president, is not a monarch.

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