re·​pub·​li·​ca·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce republication (audio)
: the act or action of republishing : the state of being republished
: something that has been republished

Examples of republication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The article was an erroneous republication of a Dow Jones Newswires article from 12 years ago that was accurate at the time but is now outdated. WSJ, 4 Sep. 2023 Editor’s note: This is a republication of selections from Oregon Brews and News, a beer newsletter from The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Andre Meunier, who covers the Portland and Oregon beer and brewing scene. oregonlive, 21 July 2023 Officers held the children in custody for about 10 hours at police stations while interrogating their parents about the families’ religious practices and the recent republication of the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in the magazine Charlie Hebdo. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2020 Editor’s note: This is a republication of Oregon Brews and News newsletter, which subscribers receive in their email inboxes at noon every Thursday. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2023 Okri is more enigmatic about his republication in the U.S. Anderson Tepper, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2023 The New York Times' republication of EIP's statements was similarly not actionable. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 27 May 2022 This is a republication of Oregonian beer writer Andre Meunier’s Oregon Brews and News newsletter, which comes out at noon Thursdays. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2022 This has been the enormous challenge of writing Seacole’s biography, for even with the republication of the Wonderful Adventures—after 127 years—in 1984, her account is still the sole primary source. Helen Rappaport, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of republication was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Republication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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re·​pub·​li·​ca·​tion ˌrē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce republication (audio)
: the act or an instance of republishing
: the state of being republished
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