What does common good mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. common good, commonweal(noun)

    the good of a community


  1. common good(Noun)

    the general interest of the population as a whole.

  2. common good(Noun)

    a good that is rivalrous and non-excludable


  1. Common good

    The common good or common weal is a term that can refer to several different concepts. In the popular meaning, the common good describes a specific "good" that is shared and beneficial for all members of a given community. This is also how the common good is broadly defined in philosophy, ethics, and political science. However there is no strict definition of the common good for each situation. The good that is common between person A and person B may not be the same as between person A and person C. Thus the common good can often change, although there are some things — such as the basic requirements for staying alive: food, water, and shelter — that are always good for all people.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of common good in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of common good in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Stemberger:

    It's really unfortunate that the courts are capitulating to an agenda and not really doing what’s in the best interests of children, families and the common good of society.

  2. Pope Francis:

    To them and to their governments, I wish to voice yet again the desire of the Holy See to offer its own contribution of service to the common good, to harmony and social concord.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.

  4. Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson:

    The Pope notes that climate is a common good, belonging to all, the same mindset which stands in the way of making radical decisions to reverse the trend of global warming also stands in the way of achieving the goal of eliminating poverty.

  5. Pope Pius XI:

    It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.

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