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res publica

n. The common good, as identified with the wider state; the commonwealth, the body politic.

res publica

n. a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land" [syn: state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, body politic]

Res publica

Res publica is a Latin phrase, loosely meaning ‘public affair’. It is the root of the word ‘ republic’, and the word ‘ commonwealth’ has traditionally been used as a synonym for it; however translations vary widely according to the context. ‘Res’ is a nominative singular Latin noun for a substantive or concrete thing – as opposed to ‘spes’, which means something unreal or ethereal – and ‘publica’ is an attributive adjective meaning ‘of and/or pertaining to the state or the public’. Hence a literal translation is, ‘the public thing/affair’.

Res publica (disambiguation)

Res publica may refer to:

  • Res publica - a Latin phrase meaning "public issue" or "public matter".
  • Republic - a type of state, deriving its name from the Latin phrase.
  • The Roman Republic - an ancient polity, preceding the Roman Empire.
  • De re publica - a dialogue by Cicero.
  • Union for the Republic - Res Publica - a former Estonian political party.
  • ResPublica - a political think tank in the UK.
  • Res Publica (US) - a US organization promoting "good governance, civic virtue and deliberative democracy."
  • Res Publica, Book One - a novel-in-verse by the New Zealand poet, Zireaux.
  • , a Polish cultural-political magazine, published 1979-1981, 1987-1992 and then as , 1992-2002
Res Publica (journal)

Res Publica is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of moral, legal, social, and political philosophy. It was established in 1995 and is published by Springer Science+Business Media. The editors-in-chief are Philip Cook ( University of Edinburgh) and Sune Lægaard ( Roskilde University). It is the official journal of the Association for Social and Political Philosophy (formerly the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy).

Usage examples of "res publica".

They gave the ``outsider'' a chance to become partners in a common ``res publica''--or common-wealth.