gemenebest

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Etymology[edit]

Form of gemeen (common) + best (superlative of goed (good)).

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Noun[edit]

gemenebest n (plural gemenebesten, diminutive gemenebestje n)

  1. commonwealth, voluntary grouping of sovereign nations; capitalized in named cases, notably Gemenebest van Naties and Gemenebest van Onafhankelijke Staten
  2. commonwealth, republic (but not state as in some of the USA states)

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