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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.]
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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]
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com•mon•al•ty(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]
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Commonalty, Commontythe community; the common people; the corporate body of a town or city.
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