the Commonwealth

noun

Definition of the Commonwealth

1 : a U.S. state used officially of Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginiathe Commonwealth of Kentucky
2 : the countries that were once part of the British Empire

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“The Commonwealth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Commonwealth. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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