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Republic

A polity governed by elected officials. In a republic, the citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance. Often, republics are called democracies, in which citizens themselves vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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Hence, it clearly appears, that the same advantage which a republic has over a democracy, in controlling the effects of faction, is enjoyed by a large over a small republic, -- is enjoyed by the Union over the States composing it.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.
The judges, notwithstanding, acquitted Tyckelaer from every charge; at the same time sentencing Cornelius to be deposed from all his offices and dignities; to pay all the costs of the trial; and to be banished from the soil of the Republic for ever.
Again, Plato may be regarded as the "captain" ('arhchegoz') or leader of a goodly band of followers; for in the Republic is to be found the original of Cicero's De Republica, of St.
TONGA, Kingdom of Also Ambassador to the Republics of
FIJI ISLANDS, Republic of Also Ambassador to the Republic of
GABONESE REPUBLIC Also Ambassador to the Democratic
GUINEA-BISSAU, Republic of Also Ambassador to Senegal
com, or at any of Havana Republics Cigar Emporiums, including the recently opened Las Vegas location.
Havana Republic (OTCBB:HVAR) a retailer of premium cigars and cigar related material is pleased to announce that Cigar Aficionado, a leading cigar magazine, has given top marks to Havana's own line of cigars for the second straight year.
The fact that Cigar Aficionado rated us in the top three is a testament to the quality that goes into each step of our manufacturing process," states Alex Gimelstein, VP in charge of manufacturing for Havana Republic.
Commenting on the announcement, Republic Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James E.