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Commonwealth of Nations

a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade.
Also called the Commonwealth.
Formerly British Commonwealth, British Commonwealth of Nations. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A happy India will be one of the brightest spots in the british commonwealth.

  • We can observe the working of similar representative institutions in different parts of the british commonwealth.

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