Synonyms and Antonyms of republic
government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation <when asked by a passerby what sort of government the constitutional convention had formulated for the new nation, Benjamin Franklin memorably replied, “A republic, if you can keep it”> Synonyms democracy, self-government, self-ruleRelated Words pure democracy; home rule, self-determination; autonomy, sovereignty (also sovranty)Near Antonyms despotism, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, totalitarianism, tyranny
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