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  Definition of commonwealth
  1. a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation''s capitol"; "the country''s largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
  2. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  3. 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
  4. the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
Similar Words: state, nation, country, land, res publica, body politic, democracy, republic

 

Hyponyms: Dominion, Reich, rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation, suzerain, sea power, world power, major power, great power, power, superpower, city state, ally, Weimar Republic, parliamentary democracy, British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, PR

 

Derivational Morphology: democratize, democratise

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: gemenebest   Finnish: kansainyhteisö  
German: Staatenbund   Greek: κοινοπολιτεία  
Hebrew: קהילייה   Hungarian: nemzetközösség  
Japanese: 共和国   Korean: 공화국  
Latin: respublica   Russian: содружество  
Spanish: comunidad  
 
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