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See also: Respublica and res publica

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EtymologyEdit

From rēs (thing”, “affair) + pūblica (public). Literally meaning “public affair”.

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NounEdit

rēspūblica f (variously declined, genitive reīpūblicae); fifth declension, first declension

  1. the state, nation (the sovereign polity)
  2. a republic (a state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor)

InflectionEdit

Fifth declension noun combined with first declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rēspūblica rēspūblicae
Genitive reīpūblicae rērumpūblicārum
Dative reīpūblicae rēbuspūblicīs
Accusative rempūblicam rēspūblicās
Ablative rēpūblicā rēbuspūblicīs
Vocative rēspūblica rēspūblicae

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