common school


: a free public school

Examples of common school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This custom coaster is undoubtedly unique, as each one can be customized with different designs, including common school supplies like paper clips, crayons, eraser caps, and other more. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 9 Nov. 2023 This marked distinction formed an obvious division between the boys who lived above (however brought together in a common school) and the boys whose paternal residence was on the plain a sufficient cause of hostility in the code of these young Grotiuses. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Students wear masks in class, on the bus and in common school spaces. USA Today, 11 Sep. 2020 Bolles quoted the Arizona Constitution that mandated the legislature to provide a system of common schools for all pupils. Richard Ruelas,, 30 Dec. 2019 Another big chunk comes from natural gas utilities – money that may be restricted to the common school fund., 21 June 2019 Gedge filed a lawsuit in February 2016 in Marion Superior Court charging the IMPD and prosecutors with violating the Indiana Constitution by not forwarding forfeiture funds to the common school fund. Fatima Hussein, Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1503, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of common school was in 1503

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“Common school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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