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commonweal

or com·mon weal

[ kom-uhn-weel ]
/ ˈkɒm ənˌwil /
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noun
the common welfare; the public good.
Archaic. the body politic; a commonwealth.
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Origin of commonweal

First recorded in 1350–1400, commonweal is from Middle English comen wele. See common, weal1
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British Dictionary definitions for commonweal

commonweal
/ (ˈkɒmənˌwiːl) /

noun archaic
the good of the community
another name for commonwealth
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