Definition of commoner
1a : one of the common peopleb : one who is not of noble rank
2 : a student (as at Oxford) who pays for his own board
Examples of commoner in a Sentence
a prince who married a commoner
Recent Examples of commoner from the Web
These inviting green spaces, once the domain of kings, are now the sunbathing grounds of commoners.
But, what if that wasn't actually Ned Stark who was beheaded in front of his entire family, the fancy royalty, and a bunch of angry, dirty commoners?
Important life update: Princess Beatrice just became England's most relatable royal thanks to a wardrobe malfunction that everyone can identify with—even us commoners.
Prince Mohammed chairs the supreme board of Aramco, making him the first member of the ruling family to directly oversee the state oil company, long regarded as the preserve of commoner technocrats.
And while commoners can’t stay at her digs, the town of Windsor is a cozy spot for a peaceful and charming last night in England before flying out of London.
Under current rules governing the Imperial Household, the 25-year-old granddaughter of the current emperor would relinquish her royal status, as well as her official duties, by marrying a commoner.
Japanese law requires any princess who marries a commoner must forfeit her royal position.
Two types of laws in the nation, one for celebrities and the other for us commonerssee more 0 •
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First Known Use of commoner
Definition of Commoner
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COMMONER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commoner for English Language Learners
: a person who is not a member of the nobility
COMMONER Defined for Kids
Definition of commoner for Students
: a person who is not privileged or high in social status
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