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n. pl. com·mon·al·ties
1. The common people as opposed to the upper classes. Also called commonality.
2. An incorporated body; a corporation.
3. An entire group: the commonalty of laypeople.

[Middle English communalte, from Old French comunalte, from Medieval Latin commūnālitās, from Late Latin commūnālis, of the community; see communal.]


n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the ordinary people as distinct from those with authority, rank, or title, esp when considered as a political and social unit or estate of the realm. Compare third estate
2. (Law) the members of an incorporated society
[C13: from Old French comunalte, from comunal communal]


(ˈkɒm ə nl ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the common people, as distinguished from those with authority, rank, station, or the like.
2. an incorporated body or its members.
[1250–1300; Middle English comunalte, communaute < Old French, =communau–, comunal- communal]

Commonalty, Commonty

 the community; the common people; the corporate body of a town or city.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commonalty - 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"


The common people:
common (used in plural), commonality, 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.


n (form) the commonaltydie Bürgerlichen pl
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