republic noun

ADJ. new | autonomous, independent | breakaway the breakaway republics of the former Soviet empire | self-proclaimed | democratic, federal, Islamic, people's, socialist the People's Republic of China | banana (disapproving, offensive) (= a small poor country with a weak government, that depends on foreign money)

VERB + REPUBLIC create, establish, form, found | abolish | declare (sth), proclaim (sth) They have declared themselves an independent democratic republic. | recognize (sth as) | overthrow