Commonweal Com"mon*weal", n. [Common + weal.] Commonwealth. [1913 Webster]

Such a prince, So kind a father of the commonweal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • commonweal — /kom euhn weel /, n. 1. the common welfare; the public good. 2. Archaic. the body politic; a commonwealth. Also, common weal. [1350 1400; ME comen wele. See COMMON, WEAL1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • commonweal — n. common good, public good …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commonweal — com·mon·weal …   English syllables

  • commonweal — com′mon•weal or com′mon weal n. 1) the common welfare; public good 2) archaic a commonwealth • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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