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commoner

[ kom-uh-ner ]
/ ˈkɒm ə nər /
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Definition of commoner

noun
a common person, as distinguished from one with rank, status, etc.
British.
  1. any person ranking below a peer; a person without a title of nobility.
  2. a member of the House of Commons.
  3. (at Oxford and some other universities) a student who pays for his or her commons and other expenses and is not supported by any scholarship or foundation.
a person who has a joint right in common land.
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Origin of commoner

First recorded in 1275–1325, commoner is from the Middle English word cominer.See common, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for commoner

commoner
/ (ˈkɒmənə) /

noun
a person who does not belong to the nobility
a person who has a right in or over common land jointly with another or others
British a student at a university or other institution who is not on a scholarship
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