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Republic vs. Empire

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Main Difference

The main difference between Republic and Empire is that the Republic is a form of government where head of state is elected and Empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples united and ruled either by a central authority or a central figure

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  • Republic (noun)

    A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.

    "The United States is a republic; the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy."

  • Republic (noun)

    A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the branches of government are separate.

  • Republic (noun)

    One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.

    "The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast."

  • Empire (noun)

    A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.

  • Empire (noun)

    A political unit that controls at least one kingdom under its vassalage.

  • Empire (noun)

    A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.

  • Empire (noun)

    A state ruled by an emperor.

    "The Empire of Vietnam was a short-lived client state of Japan governing Vietnam between March 11 and August 23, 1945."

  • Empire (noun)

    An expansive and wealthy corporation.

    "the McDonald's fast food empire"

  • Empire (adjective)

    alternative case form of Empire.

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  • Republic (noun)

    a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

  • Republic (noun)

    a group with a certain equality between its members

    "the community of scholars and the republic of learning"

  • Empire (noun)

    an extensive group of states or countries ruled over by a single monarch, an oligarchy, or a sovereign state

    "the Roman Empire"

  • Empire (noun)

    supreme political power over several countries when exercised by a single authority

    "he encouraged the Greeks in their dream of empire in Asia Minor"

  • Empire (noun)

    absolute control over a person or group.

  • Empire (noun)

    a large commercial organization owned or controlled by one person or group

    "her business empire grew"

  • Empire (noun)

    an extensive sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

    "each ministry, each department had its own empire, its own agenda and worked to protect its turf"

  • Empire (adjective)

    denoting a style of furniture, decoration, or dress fashionable chiefly during the First Empire in France. The decorative style was neoclassical but marked by an interest in Egyptian and other ancient motifs.

  • Empire (adjective)

    denoting produce from the Commonwealth.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Republic (noun)

    Common weal.

  • Republic (noun)

    A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people, and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2.

  • Empire (noun)

    Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.

  • Empire (noun)

    The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.

  • Empire (noun)

    Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.

Webster Dictionary
  • Republic (noun)

    a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

  • Republic (noun)

    a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch;

    "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"

  • Empire (noun)

    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress

  • Empire (noun)

    a group of countries under a single authority;

    "the British empire"

  • Empire (noun)

    a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

  • Empire (noun)

    a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

  • Empire (noun)

    an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

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