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Related to weal: public weal
1. Prosperity; happiness: in weal and woe.
2. The welfare of the community; the general good: the public weal.
A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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(Pathology) a raised mark on the surface of the body produced by a blow. Also called: wale, welt or wheal
[C19: variant of wale1, influenced in form by wheal]
1. archaic prosperity or wellbeing (now esp in the phrases the public weal, the common weal)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) obsolete the state
3. (Banking & Finance) obsolete wealth
[Old English wela; related to Old Saxon welo, Old High German wolo]
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1. well-being, prosperity, or happiness: the public weal.
2. Obs. wealth or riches.
3. Obs. the body politic; the state.
[before 900; Middle English wele, Old English wela; akin to well1]
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|Noun||1.||weal - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions|
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noun mark, scar, welt, ridge, streak, stripe, wheal, wale, contusion the red weals left across his chest by the whip
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weal1 [wiːl] N (esp Brit) (= wound) → verdugón m
weal2 (archaic) [wiːl] N (= well-being) → bienestar m
the common weal → el bien común
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
weal[ˈwiːl] n (British) (= welt) → marque f
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n (liter) → Wohl nt; the common/public weal → das allgemeine/öffentliche Wohl, das Allgemeinwohl; weal and woe → Wohl und Wehe nt
n (= welt) → Striemen m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
weal[wiːl] n (welt) → piaga
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