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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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During the next two decades, the Commonwealth was preoccupied with Rhodesia (which became independent Zimbabwe in 1980), Namibia and South Africa.
The commonwealth ideal is perhaps the most noble in the Western political tradition.
Fairfax County is honored to be the setting for COVITS' first visit to Northern Virginia and to welcome visitors from all over the Commonwealth and from other states and nations," said Gerald E.
The last two countries to join The Commonwealth - Rwanda and Mozambique - have no historical ties to the British Empire.
The 10 Associated Organizations include Commonwealth Association for Public Administrators and Managers (CAPAM), Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), Commonwealth Conference of Postal Administrators (CCPA, Conference of Commonwealth Meteorologists (CCM), The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Commonwealth Education Trust (CET), Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO).
Alan Glass, chairman, president and CEO of Commonwealth, said, "To put it simply, the JoC and Commonwealth are a perfect match.
The Commonwealth heads of government confronted this thorny issue on their first day of talks.
The commonwealth of Virginia's general obligations (GO) are rated 'AAA,' with a Stable Rating Outlook.
were provided with an update by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on his Democracy and Good Offices programme;
For more than 109 years, the employees of Commonwealth Telephone have been committed to providing outstanding customer service.
7% increase in revenues and was funded in part, as typical of commonwealth budgets, by drawing down the previous year's balance.
The Commonwealth is committed to providing citizens, businesses, and all portal visitors with innovative and forward thinking approaches to Web-based information delivery.
2) The free, downloadable report - Eagle's Albatross: An Analysis of Eagle Hospitality Properties and Its "Strategic" Alliances with Corporex and Commonwealth Hotels - that details several problematic features of strategic alliance agreements that Eagle entered into with its Chairman William P.
Having reviewed a number of strategic opportunities, we concluded that this was the right transaction at the right price for our shareholders and other key constituencies," said Mike Mahoney, President and CEO of Commonwealth.
In contrast to the experience of the last decade, commonwealth unemployment levels have been above the nation's since February 2006, now 109% of the U.
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