Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Commonwealth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The common good.

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

  • noun the good of a community

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Examples

  • When you understand Illinois politics, Obama’s emphasis on “bipartisanship” takes on a sinister air, since in Illinois the central faultline undermining the commonweal is not Republican vs. Democrat but Politician vs. Public.

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  • When you understand Illinois politics, Obama’s emphasis on “bipartisanship” takes on a sinister air, since in Illinois the central faultline undermining the commonweal is not Republican vs. Democrat but Politician vs. Public.

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  • Together, communities are greater when the commonweal is the central concern.

    What Pulls Us Apart

  • Indeed, this rejection of the idea of socially and economically significant State intervention in the affairs of the commonweal is the very essence of the ideology of the Whigs, whether neo-Catholic or non-Catholic.

    Catholic Whiggery:The Neo-Conservative Betrayal Of Church Social Teaching

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Public money should only be spent in support of our mutual intersts - or what used to be known as the commonweal - in either good or bad economic times.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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