commonalty

noun

com·​mon·​al·​ty ˈkä-mə-nᵊl-tē How to pronounce commonalty (audio)
plural commonalties
1
a(1)
: the common people
(2)
: the political estate formed by the common people
b
: a usage or practice common to members of a group
2
: a general group or body

Examples of commonalty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Therefore a time frame of separation is mandated to foster individuality even as the coming together fosters commonalty. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, 16 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English communalte, from Anglo-French comunalté, from comunal communal

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Time Traveler
The first known use of commonalty was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Commonalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commonalty. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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