respublica

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See also: Respublica and res publica

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Etymology[edit]

From rēs (thing”, “affair) + pūblica (public). Literally meaning “public affair”.

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rēspūblica f (variously declined, genitive reīpūblicae); fifth declension, first declension

  1. the state, nation (the sovereign polity)
  2. a republic (a state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor)

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Fifth declension noun combine with first declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rēspūblica rēspūblicae
genitive reīpūblicae rērumpūblicārum
dative reīpūblicae rēbuspūblicīs
accusative rempūblicam rēspūblicās
ablative rēpūblicā rēbuspūblicīs
vocative rēspūblica rēspūblicae

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