common school
noun Date: 1575 a free public school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Common school — School School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ? leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See {Scheme}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common school — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common school — ☆ common school n. a public elementary school …   English World dictionary

  • Common school — A common school was a public school in the United States or Canada in the nineteenth century. The term common school was coined by Horace Mann, and refers to the fact that they were meant to serve individuals of all social classes and religions.… …   Wikipedia

  • common school — noun : a free public school now usually including primary and secondary grades; sometimes : a free public elementary school * * * a public school usually including both primary and secondary grades but sometimes primary grades alone. [1650 60,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • common school — com′mon school n. edu a public school, usu. of elementary grades • Etymology: 1650–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • common school — a public school usually including both primary and secondary grades but sometimes primary grades alone. [1650 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • common school — free public school (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • common school — A public elementary school …   Black's law dictionary

  • common school — A public elementary school …   Black's law dictionary

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