re·pub·lic
rəˈpəblik/
noun
noun: republic; plural noun: republics
  1. a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
    • archaic
      a group with a certain equality between its members.
Origin
late 16th century: from French république, from Latin respublica, from res ‘entity, concern’ + publicus ‘of the people, public.’