commonwealth

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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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To Lucas, the religious zealot, the co-operative commonwealth was the New Jerusalem, the kingdom of Heaven, which is "within you.
However, I made a note of the remark, and calculated to educate the commonwealth up to it if I pulled through.
In Missouri a recognized superiority attached to any person who hailed from Old Virginia; and this superiority was exalted to supremacy when a person of such nativity could also prove descent from the First Families of that great commonwealth.
Surrender your charge,'' said one of them; ``we are the deliverers of the commonwealth, who ease every man of his burden.
And besides all this they are harsh in their style, incredible in their achievements, licentious in their amours, uncouth in their courtly speeches, prolix in their battles, silly in their arguments, absurd in their travels, and, in short, wanting in everything like intelligent art; for which reason they deserve to be banished from the Christian commonwealth as a worthless breed.
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