- Also commonality. the ordinary people, as distinguished from those with authority, rank, station, etc.; the common people.
- an incorporated body or its members.
Origin of commonalty
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Examples from the Web for commonalty
The sires had been persons whom it had been possible for the commonalty to respect.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
These two extremes document a commonalty of human self-constitution.The Civilization of Illiteracy
He was the sense of the commonalty carried to its highest degree.Harold, Complete
The king granted to the commonalty of London to have a common seal.The Survey of London
Politicians, as has been said, live in the repute of the commonalty.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
- the ordinary people as distinct from those with authority, rank, or title, esp when considered as a political and social unit or estate of the realmCompare third estate
- the members of an incorporated society
C13: from Old French comunalte, from comunal communal
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