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allmän +‎ -het


  • (file)


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.

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.


Declension of allmänhet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative allmänhet allmänheten allmänheter allmänheterna
Genitive allmänhets allmänhetens allmänheters allmänheternas

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