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commonalty

[ kom-uh-nl-tee ]
/ ˈkɒm ə nl ti /
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noun, plural com·mon·al·ties.
Also commonality. the ordinary people, as distinguished from those with authority, rank, station, etc.; the common people.
an incorporated body or its members.
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Origin of commonalty

1250–1300; Middle English <Middle French comunalte, equivalent to comunal-communal + -te-ty2; replacing Middle English communaute<Old French
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British Dictionary definitions for commonalty

commonalty
/ (ˈkɒmənəltɪ) /

noun plural -ties
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

Word Origin for commonalty

C13: from Old French comunalte, from comunal communal
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