Origin of commonwealth
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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe officially announced a comeback bid yesterday, citing a need “to think big and act bold” and his plan to raise teacher pay in the commonwealth above the national average.The Trailer: Why the GOP is talking about China, from Georgia to the courtroom|David Weigel|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
“I am running for governor again to think big, and to be bold, and to take the commonwealth of Virginia to the next level — and to lift up all Virginians,” he said at a Richmond elementary school, a location meant to signal a commitment to education.
I am running for governor again to think big and to be bold and take the commonwealth of Virginia to the next level and lift up all Virginians.Terry McAuliffe running for Va. governor for second time|Parker Purifoy|December 9, 2020|Washington Blade
Only the Lee statue was owned by the state, and an 1889 deed required the commonwealth to protect the memorial forever.Virginia attorney general asks court to let Northam remove Lee statue in Richmond|Patricia Sullivan|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
“That’s twice the rate of the rest of the commonwealth, and that quite frankly is troubling,” Northam said.D.C. region hits 11-week high in coronavirus infections but avoids spikes seen elsewhere|Dana Hedgpeth, Laura Vozzella, Lola Fadulu, Rebecca Tan|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Swarms of police, gunfire, panic—all foreign to a city known for its quaint, Commonwealth style, still air, and orderliness.
For years there were no pre-qualifications for an attorney to handle capital cases in the commonwealth.
His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code|Jane Ciabattari|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that the law “unreasonably burdens” the right to vote.
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
All must work for the state; only in a socialist commonwealth can social justice be found.
His book is in cold reality nothing but a series of conversations explaining how a socialist commonwealth is supposed to work.
Or turn from the gray officials to the purple citizens of the soap bubble commonwealth of socialism.
In a population of angels a socialistic commonwealth would work to perfection.
British Dictionary definitions for commonwealth (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for commonwealth (2 of 2)
- the republic that existed in Britain from 1649 to 1660
- the part of this period up to 1653, when Cromwell became Protector
Cultural definitions for commonwealth
A government established in Britain and Ireland in 1649, after the execution of King Charles I. It was in the form of a republic, under the leadership of the parliament. Oliver Cromwell soon assumed the supreme power in the Commonwealth and was given the title Lord Protector. After Cromwell's death in 1658, the Commonwealth quickly lost power, and the Restoration of the monarchy followed in 1660.