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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How to use commonalty in a sentence
We never hear again of Thersites, or of any one of the commonalty, daring to open his mouth in an assembly.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
We have cited the enthusiasm of the commonalty for the First Crusade as marking a new phase in social history.
The British got votes because they wanted them; the Irish commonalty got votes because the English did.
No national culture in the court, nor among the commonalty; a steady decay.
In the year 1315, it was granted by Robert de Baldock to the mayor and commonalty of London.
British Dictionary definitions for commonalty
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
the members of an incorporated society
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