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“republic” in British English

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republicnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpʌb.lɪk/ us /rəˈpʌb.lɪk/

C1 a country without a king or queen, usually governed by elected representatives of the people and a president:

the People's Republic of China

(Definition of “republic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“republic” in American English

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republicnoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈpʌb·lɪk/

politics & government a country that is governed by elected representatives and an elected leader

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“republic” in Business English

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republicnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpʌblɪk/ us POLITICS

a country whose leader is a president, not a king or queen:

This tiny republic depends on the export of tobacco.

(Definition of “republic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)