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  • proper n. The Commonwealth of Nations, a loose confederation of nations based around the former British Empire.
  • proper n. Australia, the Commonwealth of Australia, often referring to its federal government.
  • proper n. Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, often referring to its government.
  • proper n. Massachusetts, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, often referring to its government.
  • proper n. Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, often referring to its government.
  • proper n. Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referring to its government.

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Examples

  • Dependency status: commonwealth in political union with the US; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs

    Northern Mariana Islands

  • Type: commonwealth in political union with the US; self-governing with locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and legislature; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Territorial and International Affairs

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • Type of government: commonwealth in political union with the US; self-governing with locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and legislature; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Territorial and

    The 1996 CIA Factbook

  • -- "MR. AUSTEN," who inquires (p. 401.) about the Jews during the Commonwealth will do well to refer to a chapter on the Jews in Godwin's _History of the Commonwealth_, and to Sir Henry Ellis's notes on a remarkable letter describing a Jewish synagogue in London immediately after the

    Notes and Queries, Number 29, May 18, 1850

  • Last year the Commonwealth ­celebrated its 60th birthday, and Ahmed admits that it is the task of today's organisation to keep the ­Commonwealth relevant to the its younger inhabitants, who make up the majority of its two billion ­combined population.

    The Lawyer - Latest News

  • "The Gold Coast sun is clearly present in the logo made up of 72 dots to represent each commonwealth country with different-sized dots reflecting that the Commonwealth is made up of nations big and small," the premier said.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Gregory, of NSW, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of defrauding the commonwealth and one count of dishonestly causing a risk of loss to the Commonwealth.

    National Nine News

  • "If we act with the resolve that has been summoned by the 7½ million people outside Capitol Square, there's little doubt that the future of the commonwealth is strong," Kaine said in his State of the Commonwealth address to the General Assembly.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

  • "These are people who contribute so much to the commonwealth and to the quality of life in the Commonwealth," said Geeta Pradhan, Director of Programs at the Boston Foundation.

    National Business News - Local Business News | bizjournals

  • Said corporation shall not lay out or con - certificate to be struct its road or any part thereof until the certificate secretary of the required by section eighty-six of chapter one hundred and commonwealth. twelve of the Public Statutes shall have been filed with the secretary of the Commonwealth, whereupon said cor - poration may proceed to organize in accordance with the provisions of the first clause of section forty-five of said chapter.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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