Commonwealth

[disambiguation] Commonwealth is a term meaning a political community. Commonwealth or Common Wealth may also refer to: ...
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commonwealth

[n] - the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico) 2. [n] - a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
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commonwealth

Body politic founded on law for the common `weal` or good. Political philosophers of the 17th century, such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, used the term to mean an organized political...
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Commonwealth

Com'mon·wealth` noun [ Common + wealth well-being.] 1. A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws. « The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonweal
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commonwealth

noun the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
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Commonwealth

• (n.) Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659. • (n.) A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government an
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Commonwealth

(from the article `United Kingdom`) The execution of the king aroused hostility not only in England but also throughout Europe. Regicide was considered the worst of all crimes, and not ... Coins of the British Isles, colonies, and CommonwealthDuring the Commonwealth and Protectorate, authority in Ireland was exercised by parliamentary c...
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Commonwealth

(from the article `Poland`) The Commonwealth
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Commonwealth

a free association of sovereign states comprising the United Kingdom and a number of its former dependencies who have chosen to maintain ties of ... [17 related articles]
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commonwealth

a body politic founded on law for the common `weal,` or good. The term was often used by 17th-century writers, for example, Thomas Hobbes and John ... [3 related articles]
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Commonwealth

Informal association of the countries that once formed the British Empire.
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Commonwealth

[U.S. state] Four of the constituent states of the United States of America officially use the name "Commonwealth"; these states are Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This designation, which has no constitutional impact, emphasizes that they have a "government based on the common consent of the people" as opposed to one l
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Commonwealth

The Commonwealth was a British first-class battleship of the King Edward class.
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Commonwealth

[U.S. insular area] In the terminology of the United States insular areas, a Commonwealth is a type of organized but unincorporated dependent territory. The definition of "Commonwealth" according to current U.S. State Department policy (as codified in the department`s Foreign Affairs Manual) reads: "The term `Commonwealth` does not describe
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Commonwealth

Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically, it has sometimes been synonymous with "republic". More recently it has been used for fraternal associations of some sovereign nations. Most notably, the Commonwealth of Nations, an association primarily of former members of the British..
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commonwealth

commonwealth, form of administration signifying government by the common consent of the people. To Locke and Hobbes and other 17th-century writers the term meant an organized political community similar to what is meant in the 20th cent. by the word state. Certain states of the United States are kno...
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Commonwealth

A commonwealth is properly a free state or republic, having a popular or representative government. The term has been applied to the government of Great Britain. It is not applicable to absolute governments. The states composing the United States are, properly, so many commonwealths.
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Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is an informal grouping of the United Kingdom and the majority of its former dependencies. The Commonwealth has no charter or constitution, but the heads of governments of its member states meet every two years. The member states are independent, but recognise the British monarch as the head of the
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commonwealth

Body politic founded on law for the common `weal` or good. Political philosophers of the 17th century, such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, used the term to mean an organized political community. In Britain it is specifically applied to the period between 1649 and 1660 when, after the execution of Charles I in the English Civil War, Engl...
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Commonwealth

[novel] Commonwealth is the third full novel written by the American author Joey Goebel. ==Plot summary== Somewhere in the middle of America dwells Blue Gene Mapother, a trashy, mullet-headed Wal-Mart stockboy-turned-flea marketer who staunchly supports any American war effort without question. Besides patriotism, little enlivens him beside
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Commonwealth

[song] "Commonwealth" is a Beatles song credited to Lennon–McCartney, released only on bootleg. "Commonwealth" is an unpolished recording from January 1969 with Paul McCartney ad-libbing on lead vocals, and John Lennon ad libbing a backing vocal. It was disliked by McCartney, so it was never released. ==Composition== The song originated i
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Commonwealth

[album] Commonwealth is the title of a 1981 album by progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival on the Flying Fish label. This album was the last one for two band members, Courtney Johnson and Curtis Burch, who cited fatigue with the band`s touring schedule. == Track listing == == Personnel == Production notes == See also == ...
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Commonwealth

[United States] The term Commonwealth has one of two political meanings within the United States: ...
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Commonwealth

[statue] Commonwealth is a {convert|14|ft|6|in|adj=on} gilded statue atop the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is nicknamed Miss Penn and the Spirit of the Commonwealth. It is also sometimes called Letitia, after the daughter of William Penn, the assumed inspiration for the statue. == Description == Com
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Commonwealth

[book] Commonwealth is a book by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. It completes a trilogy which includes Empire and Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. The influence of the book has paralleled the rise of the "common" as a concept at the center of the political and cultural debate. ...
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