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 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, "Muslims have visualized Prophet Muhammad in words and calligraphic art for centuries," 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, "France’s Dragnet for Extremists Sweeps Up Some Schoolchildren, Too," 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, "Attacks in France Point to a Threat Beyond Extremist Networks," 6 Nov. 2020 There have been protests across several countries condemning the republication. Roger J. Kreuz, The Conversation, "Charlie Hebdo shootings served as an extreme example of the history of attacks on satirists," 15 Sep. 2020 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

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First Known Use of republication

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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