commonalty

[ kom-uh-nl-tee ]
/ ˈkɒm ə nl ti /

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.

Nearby words

  1. common-law marriage,
  2. common-sense realism,
  3. commonable,
  4. commonage,
  5. commonality,
  6. commoner,
  7. commonhold,
  8. commonly,
  9. commonplace,
  10. commonplace book

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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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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