commonalty[käm′ən əl tē]
- the common people; people not of the upper classes
- a general body or group
- a corporation or its membership
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French communalte: see communal
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noun pl. com·mon·al·ties
- The common people as opposed to the upper classes. Also called commonality.
- An incorporated body; a corporation.
- An entire group: the commonalty of laypeople.
Origin: Middle English communalte, from Old French comunalte, from Medieval Latin commūnālitās, from Late Latin commūnālis, of the community; see communal.