publica

res publica

[reys poo-bli-kah; English reez puhb-li-kuh, reys]
Latin.
the state; republic; commonwealth.

Origin:
literally, public matter

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res publica (ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː)
 
n
the state, republic, or commonwealth
 
[Latin, literally: the public thing]

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