commonweal

noun
com·​mon·​weal | \ˈkä-mən-ˌwēl \

Definition of commonweal 

1 archaic : commonwealth

2 : the general welfare

First Known Use of commonweal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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commonweal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of commonweal

: the happiness, health, and safety of all of the people of a community or nation

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