Commonwealth of Nations
a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade.
Also called the Commonwealth.Formerly British Commonwealth, British Commonwealth of Nations.
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British Commonwealth of Nations
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