people's republic

noun

often capitalized P&R
: a republic usually organized and controlled by a national Communist or Socialist party

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of people's republic was in 1918

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“People's republic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/people%27s%20republic. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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