com·​mon·​al·​ty | \ ˈkä-mə-nᵊl-tē How to pronounce commonalty (audio) \
plural commonalties

Definition of commonalty

1a(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, "Explaining the laws of family purity," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of commonalty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for commonalty

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

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“Commonalty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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