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com·mon·al·i·ty

 (kŏm′ə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. com·mon·al·i·ties
1.
a. The possession, along with another or others, of a certain attribute or set of attributes: a political movement's commonality of purpose.
b. A shared feature or attribute.

commonality

(ˌkɒməˈnælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the fact of being common to more than one individual; commonness
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another word for commonalty1

com•mon•al•i•ty

(ˌkɒm əˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a sharing of features or characteristics in common; manifestation of common attributes.
2. a feature or characteristic held in common.
[1350–1400; Middle English; partial Latinization of commonalty]

commonality

A quality that applies to materiel or systems: a. possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained, by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training; b. having interchangeable repair parts and/or components; and c. applying to consumable items interchangeably equivalent without adjustment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commonality - a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
2.commonality - sharing of common attributes
generality - the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
solidarity - a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"

commonality

noun
The common people:
common (used in plural), commonalty, commoner (used in plural), crowd, hoi polloi, mass (used in plural), mob, pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, ruck, third estate.
Translations

commonality

[ˌkɒməˈnælɪtɪ] commonalty [ˈkɒmənəltɪ] N
1. (frm) (= things in common) → cosas fpl en común
there is a commonality of interests between themtienen muchos intereses en común
2. the commonality (= ordinary people) → el común de la gente, la plebe
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I HAVE already mentioned that the influence exerted over the people of the valley by their chiefs was mild in the extreme; and as to any general rule or standard of conduct by which the commonality were governed in their intercourse with each other, so far as my observation extended, I should be almost tempted to say, that none existed on the island, except, indeed, the mysterious 'Taboo' be considered as such.
Seignory pierces through sacerdotalism; the commonality, through seignory.
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These bonds of friendship and brotherhood, based on commonality of interests, shared traditions, common faith and Islamic heritage, are destined to grow stronger in the years ahead to the mutual benefit of the two nations.
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