[ kom-uh-nl-tee ]
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noun,plural com·mon·al·ties.
  1. Also commonality. the ordinary people, as distinguished from those with authority, rank, station, etc.; the common people.

  2. an incorporated body or its members.

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


/ (ˈkɒmənəltɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. 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 realm: Compare third estate

  2. the members of an incorporated society

Origin of commonalty

C13: from Old French comunalte, from comunal communal

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