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1. The public good or welfare.
2. Archaic A commonwealth or republic.


1. the good of the community
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for commonwealth


or com′mon weal`,

1. the common welfare; public good.
2. Archaic. a commonwealth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commonweal - the good of a community
good - benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
References in classic literature ?
It was debated whether or no, with safety to the commonweal, yonder scarlet letter might be taken off your bosom.
It may be that in the larger design of the universe this invasion from Mars is not without its ultimate benefit for men; it has robbed us of that serene confidence in the future which is the most fruitful source of decadence, the gifts to human science it has brought are enormous, and it has done much to promote the conception of the commonweal of mankind.
The hoped for net result will be, God willing, uplifting the standard of services provided, favorably contributing to the wellbeing and commonweal of Saudi citizens, and eventually enhancing sustainable development of the Kingdom.
She was a staff writer for New York Newsday and the Dallas Morning News and her work has appeared in Commonweal, GQ, Time, Newsweek and Reader's Digest.
Ladyjerk" is how Caroline Belden accurately refers to her in a Commonweal review of the film.
Radical think-tank Commonweal called for transparency after the Daily Record last week exposed how rules were changed to allow state spies to intercept emails and phone calls from MSPs.
Already an avid reader of Catholic magazines such as America, Commonweal, The Sign and The Catholic Mind, Irene King Mennitt's thought after reading one of NCR's inaugural issues was that this newspaper was "different, edgy, [and] could give me hope .
BEIJING, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HNA Group has decided to donate 1 million dollars to earthquake-stricken Nepal via Hainan Liberation Commonweal Foundation to help with rescue work and reconstruction.
Ecumenism in Germany," Commonweal, January 23, 1960.
The CAG has indicted a number of Delhi government departments for wasteful expenditure incurred prior to the Commonweal Games, but the infrastructure and social security projects, have been pending and the government ignored key environmental issues which have resulted in the loss of crores of rupees.
against the Catholic Church and the Floly See," according to Commonweal.
Humanities, Commonweal, the Maryland Poetry Review, Potomac Review, and