Commoner Com"mon*er, n. 1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility. [1913 Webster]

All below them [the peers] even their children, were commoners, and in the eye of the law equal to each other. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. A member of the House of Commons. [1913 Webster]

3. One who has a joint right in common ground. [1913 Webster]

Much good land might be gained from forests . . . and from other commonable places, so as always there be a due care taken that the poor commoners have no injury. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. One sharing with another in anything. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

5. A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a {pensioner}. [1913 Webster]

6. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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