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res publica

[reys poo-bli-kah; English reez puhb-li-kuh, reys] /ˈreɪs ˈpu blɪˌkɑ; English ˈriz ˈpʌb lɪ kə, ˈreɪs/
Latin.
1.
the state; republic; commonwealth.
Origin
literally, public matter
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res publica

/ˈreɪs ˈpʊblɪˌkɑː/
noun
1.
the state, republic, or commonwealth
Word Origin
Latin, literally: the public thing
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