What does republic mean?

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The definition of a republic is a society in which the citizens rule through elected officials. A republic is also absent of any sort of ruling party that usurps power through birthright.

Although many people think of the United States as a democracy, it is actually a democratic republic. In other words, the United States draws elements of both governments. The republic aspect of government is the officials that were elected by the citizens to represent them in Washington. The democratic aspect of the government is in the selection process of those officials, in which the majority of the citizens decide who those elected representatives are.

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re·pub·lic
[ri-puhb-lik]
NOUN
1.
a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2.
any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3.
a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
4.
(initial capital letter) any of the five periods of republican government in France.
5.
(initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato dealing with the composition and structure of the ideal state.
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