1. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Similar word(s): commonwealth, democracy

Definition categories: group

2. a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

- the head of state in a republic is usually a president

Definition categories: group

Sentences with republic as a noun:

- The United States is a republic; the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy.

- The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.