Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A state, republic, or commonwealth.
  • noun The general public good or welfare.

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  • noun The common good, as identified with the wider state; the commonwealth, the body politic.

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  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin rēs pūblica; see republic.]

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From Latin rēs publica. Compare republic.

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