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Meaning & Definition of Commonwealth in English

English

Commonwealth

/kɑmənwɛlθ/

noun

1. The official name of some states in the united states (massachusetts and pennsylvania and virginia and kentucky) and associated territories (puerto rico)

    synonym:
  • commonwealth

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • nation
  • ,
  • country
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • commonwealth
  • ,
  • res publica
  • ,
  • body politic

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

    synonym:
  • commonwealth

4. A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

    synonym:
  • democracy
  • ,
  • republic
  • ,
  • commonwealth