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Synonyms for commonwealth

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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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

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

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As the holder of an office, a magistrate could exercise a limited judgment, but only in compliance with the orders of his supe rior: it is better "for the Commonweale, and more beseeming the dignitie of the magistrate of himself to give up his office.
See Jean Bodin, The Six Bookes of a Commonweale (Kenneth D.
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