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commonwealth

com·mon·wealth

commonwealth

 
pronunciation:
ka mn welth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a political unit, usu. a state or nation, or the people thereof.
similar words:
country, public
definition 2: (cap.) the official designation of certain U.S. states and of Puerto Rico.
definition 3: (cap.) a voluntary association of sovereign states with common interests, or a federation of former colonies, such as those sharing an allegiance to the British crown.
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