A government in the republican form; a government of the people ; a government by representatives chosen by the people. See In re Duncan, 139 U. S. 449, 11 Sup. Ct. 573, 35 L. Ed. 219; Eckerson v. Des Moines, 137 Iowa, 452, 115 N. W. 177; Minor v. Happersett. 21 Wall. 175, 22 L. Ed. 027; Kadderly v. Portland, 44 Or. 118, 74 Pac. 710.
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