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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

- Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically it has sometimes been synonymous with "republic"...
- The Commonwealth of Nations, generally known simply as the Commonwealth, is a political ****ociation of 53 member states, nearly all of them former territories...
- Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133 Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian...
- A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state in which Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning constitutional monarch and head of state. Each realm functions as...
- Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪniə/ (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States...
- The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and...
- Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth – formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and, after 1791, the Commonwealth of Poland –...
- The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary ****ociation of 53 sovereign states. Nearly all of them are former British colonies or dependencies of those...
- M****achusetts (/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ (listen), /-zɪts/), officially known as the Commonwealth of M****achusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region...
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office (which was the formal name of its predecessor until 1968), or British Foreign...
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