re·​pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce republication (audio) \

Definition of republication

1 : the act or action of republishing : the state of being republished
2 : something that has been republished

Examples of republication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was also extensive discussion of whether Heard meets the standard for republication under defamation law. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 Merely linking the hyperlink does not amount to republication. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 June 2022 Rottenborn argued that the relevant case law holds that tweeting an article is not considered republication for defamation purposes. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 3 May 2022 The republication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in September 2020 led to protests in several Muslim-majority countries. Suleyman Dost, The Conversation, 24 Nov. 2020 As France grapples with a wave of Islamist attacks following the republication of the Charlie Hebdo caricatures, the case in Albertville and similar ones elsewhere have again raised questions about the nature of the government’s response. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2020 In the recent attacks, the spark was the republication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which led to huge protests overseas, including in Pakistan. New York Times, 6 Nov. 2020 There have been protests across several countries condemning the republication. Roger J. Kreuz, The Conversation, 15 Sep. 2020 These platforms allegedly promote India’s geopolitical interests through republication of propaganda pieces and op-eds. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 13 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of republication

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of republication was in 1682

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6 Aug 2022

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“Republication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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re·​pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce republication (audio) \

Legal Definition of republication

1 : the act or an instance of republishing
2 : the state of being republished


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