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A republic is a form o govrenment whaur pouer is exercised bi the public in general,[1] an affairs o state are a concern o the public sphere (frae Laitin: res publica), an no privately accommodatit (like throuch inheritance or divine mandate).


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  1. "Republic". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 14 August 2010.