But soon after the dawn of the republic in 1804, it was crippled by an enormous public debt.
The republic will rise again when you attempt to take our guns!
Now, Robespierre and the other radicals were criticized by Burke for wanting to turn France into a republic.
This was, ultimately, a naked power struggle between two opposite poles with contesting visions of an Islamic republic.
Any memorable stories from the republic of Dinnerpartyville?
Altogether he is a delightful, cultured man and a suitable head for the republic.
"Such an edict was passed because Athens is not a republic," replied Philæmon.
At the first three shots I thought they intended to demolish the republic.
Either the sunlight or the shadow of the republic must fall on her without intermission.
Hence also was such a belief a necessity to the first republic.
c.1600, "state in which supreme power rests in the people via elected representatives," from Middle French république (15c.), from Latin respublica (ablative republica) "the common weal, a commonwealth, state, republic," literally res publica "public interest, the state," from res "affair, matter, thing" + publica, fem. of publicus "public" (see public (adj.)). Republic of letters attested from 1702.
A form of government in which power is explicitly vested in the people, who in turn exercise their power through elected representatives. Today, the terms republic and democracy are virtually interchangeable, but historically the two differed. Democracy implied direct rule by the people, all of whom were equal, whereas republic implied a system of government in which the will of the people was mediated by representatives, who might be wiser and better educated than the average person. In the early American republic, for example, the requirement that voters own property and the establishment of institutions such as the Electoral College were intended to cushion the government from the direct expression of the popular will.