allmänhet

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

allmän +‎ -het

Noun[edit]

allmänhet c

  1. public; people in general
    • 1867, Malmström, Bernhard Elis, Samlade skrifter: Grunddragen af svenska vitterheters historia. 5 vol. 1866-68, N.M. Lindh, Volume 2, page 454:
      Allmänheter, såsom alla mäktiga, älska ej gerna att höra sina fel.
      Publics, as all powerful, does not love to hear their faults.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Plural is rare.
  • "Språket", Sveriges Radio, P1, on February 22, 2011, discussed a specialized use of this word among police and guards, en allmänhet (a commoner, member of the common people), referring to one person not directly involved in a crime, but a potential witness. See also personal.