Weal definitions

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Prosperity; happiness.

In weal and woe.

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The welfare of the community; the general good.

The public weal.

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A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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A mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; wale.
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A sound or prosperous state; well-being; welfare.

The public weal.

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The definition of a weal is a raised part on the skin from an injury, or the well-being or overall health.

An example of a weal is a bump on the head.

An example of weal is the health of an economic system.

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A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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(now literary) Welfare, prosperity. [from 10th c.]
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Specifically, the general happiness of a community, country etc. (often with qualifying word). [from 15th c.]
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Wealth.
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The body politic.
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A raised, longitudinal wound, usually purple, on the surface of flesh caused by stroke of rod or whip; a welt.
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To mark with stripes; to wale.
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Origin of weal

Middle English wele from Old English wela wel-1 in Indo-European roots