Definitions for commonwealth

Definitions for (noun) commonwealth

Main entry: res publica, state, country, commonwealth, body politic, nation, land

Definition: a politically organized body of people under a single government

Usage: the state has elected a new president; African nations; students who had come to the nation's capitol; the country's largest manufacturer; an industrialized land

Main entry: democracy, republic, commonwealth

Definition: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Main entry: commonwealth

Definition: a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another

Main entry: commonwealth

Definition: the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)

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