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See also: commonwealth



Proper noun[edit]

Commonwealth or the Commonwealth

  1. The Commonwealth of Nations, a loose confederation of nations based around the former British Empire.
    Mozambique joined the Commonwealth in 1995, although it had not been a part of the British Empire.
    As a Commonwealth citizen, you are eligible to vote in United Kingdom elections.
  2. (Britain) The Commonwealth of England, which existed from 1649 to 1660, under Cromwell.
  3. (Australia) Australia, the Commonwealth of Australia, often referring to its federal government.
    Mr. Martin was found guilty of defrauding the Commonwealth by making false welfare claims.
  4. (in Kentucky) Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, often referring to its government.
  5. (in Massachusetts) Massachusetts, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, often referring to its government.
  6. (in Pennsylvania) Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, often referring to its government.
  7. (in Virginia) Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referring to its government.



Proper noun[edit]

Commonwealth ?

  1. Commonwealth



From English Commonwealth.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔmənˌvɛls/, /-ˌvɛlf/, /-ˌwɛl-/, (educated also) /ˈkɔmənˌwɛlθ/
  • Also said with /ˈkamən-/, perhaps after the pronunciation of com- in company and to come.
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Proper noun[edit]

das Commonwealth n (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Commonwealth)

  1. Commonwealth of Nations
    Synonym: (rare) britischer Staatenbund