republic
re·pub·lic n
1: a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usu. a president; also: a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government
2: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law; also: a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

republic
index polity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


republic
n.
A state or nation in which power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and in which supreme leaders are elected by the people instead of inheriting their positions.
adj.
republican

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


republic
That form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens.
A political unit or "state," independent of its form of government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


republic
That form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens.
 
A political unit or "state," independent of its form of government.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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