res publica

res pu·​bli·​ca | \ ˈrās-ˈpü-bli-ˌkä How to pronounce res publica (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Supporters of the latter tradition, with its focus on the public interest (the res publica), argue that voting is an ineluctable duty of citizenship as well as an absolute right. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of res publica

circa 1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for res publica

Latin — more at republic

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“Res publica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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