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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The public good or welfare.
  • n. Archaic A commonwealth or republic.

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  • n. The common good.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Commonwealth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The public good; the common welfare of the nation or community.
  • n. A commonwealth; the body politic; a community.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the good of a community

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