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republic

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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"

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The first known use of republic was in 1596

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“Republic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/republic. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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