Commonalty meaning

kŏmə-nəl-tē
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The common people as opposed to the upper classes.
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An entire group.

The commonalty of laypeople.

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The common people; people not of the upper classes.
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A general body or group.
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A corporation or its membership.
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(chiefly in the plural) The common people; the commonality.
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A group of things having similar characteristics.
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A class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank.
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An incorporated body; a corporation.
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Origin of commonalty

  • Middle English communalte from Old French comunalte from Medieval Latin commūnālitās from Late Latin commūnālis of the community communal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition