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 These platforms allegedly promote India’s geopolitical interests through republication of propaganda pieces and op-eds. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "A European NGO says a global network of fake media outlets set up the EU MPs’ Kashmir visit," 13 Nov. 2019 For readers, republication offers something rare: the possibility of reclaiming history simply by opening a book. Sally Rooney, The New York Review of Books, "Madeleine Schwartz," 18 Apr. 2019 Klarman, a hedge fund legend and Baupost’s chief executive officer, hasn’t authorized republication of the book in any form., "SoftBank raises stake in Yahoo Japan in purchase from Altaba," 11 July 2018 The pamphlet's republication comes as the security debate on whether Sweden will join NATO has intensified following alleged Russian violations of Swedish airspace and territorial waters. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, "Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 million households," 22 May 2018 But Charlotte wouldn’t approve its republication—perhaps because Anne’s book bore similarities to the real life story of the Brontës’ alcoholic brother. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Why You've Never Heard of These 7 Geniuses," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of republication

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Republication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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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