commonweal

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒmənˌwiːl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(komən wēl′)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
com•mon•weal  (komən wēl′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the common welfare;
    the public good.
  2. [Archaic.]the body politic;
    a commonwealth.
Also,  common weal′. 
  • Middle English comen wele. See common, weal1 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
commonweal /ˈkɒmənˌwiːl/ n archaic
  1. the good of the community
  2. another name for commonwealth
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