commonalty

noun com·mon·al·ty \ ˈkä-mə-nᵊl-tē \

Definition of commonalty

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

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Origin and Etymology of commonalty

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


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