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EtymologyEdit

rzecz (thing) +‎ pospolity (common), calque of Latin rēspūblica (public affair).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʐɛt͡ʂ.pɔ.spɔˈlʲi.ta/
  • (file)

NounEdit

rzeczpospolita f (abbreviation rzplita)

  1. (archaic) republic or commonwealth

Usage notesEdit

The word is nowadays nearly always used in reference to the official name of the Republic of Poland, Rzeczpospolita Polska (abbrev. RP). Other examples: Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa Polish People's Republic (abbrev. PRL). See Rzeczpospolita for other usages.

DeclensionEdit

May be declined either as two separate words or as one word with adjectival declension. Both forms are considered correct.

Two-word declension:

One-word declension:

Further readingEdit