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Definition of Commonwealth

Commonwealth
Commonwealth Com"mon*wealth` (?; 277), n. [Common + wealth well-being.] 1. A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws. The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth. --Milton. Note: This term is applied to governments which are considered as free or popular, but rarely, or improperly, to an absolute government. The word signifies, strictly, the common well-being or happiness; and hence, a form of government in which the general welfare is regarded rather than the welfare of any class. 2. The whole body of people in a state; the public. 3. (Eng. Hist.) Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659. Syn: State; realm; republic.

Meaning of Commonwealth from wikipedia

- A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically, it has been synonymous with "republic"...
- The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political ****ociation of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former...
- The M****achusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, or "M****INC," is registered as a non-profit 501(c) organization that functions as a nonpartisan, evidence-based...
- Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally known as the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and, after 1791, as the Commonwealth of Poland, was...
- A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state in the Commonwealth of Nations whose monarch and head of state is shared among the other realms. Each realm...
- Commonwealth Games, often referred to as the Friendly Games, are a quadrennial international multi-sport event among athletes from the Commonwealth of...
- The Commonwealth was the political structure during the period from 1649 to 1660 when England and Wales, later along with Ireland and Scotland, were governed...
- Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania...
- [məhswatʃəwiːsət], English: /ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ (listen), /-zɪts/), officially the Commonwealth of M****achusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region...
- officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; Chamorro: Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas; Carolinian: Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka...