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Princeton's WordNet

  1. common good, commonwealnoun

    the good of a community


  1. commonwealnoun

    The common good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commonwealnoun


    Etymology: [Common + weal.]


  1. Commonweal

    Commonweal is an American journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. It is headquartered in The Interchurch Center in New York City.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commonweal

    kom′un-wēl, Commonwealth, kom′un-welth, n. the common or public good: the government in a free state: the public or whole body of the people: a form of government in which the power rests with the people, esp. that in England after the overthrow of Charles I. [See Wealth.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonweal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonweal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of commonweal in a Sentence

  1. Walter Raleigh:

    All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. conform
    • B. disturb
    • C. depend
    • D. attend

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