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common property

property belonging to all members of a community.
someone or something regarded as belonging to the public in general:
The personal lives of celebrities often become common property.
information that is commonly known; common knowledge:
His secret was soon common property. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then he has made it common property that he chose to quarrel with me?

    Foes Mary Johnston
  • If however the common property be augmented, equal division is enjoined.

  • They've had a long way to travel, coming here by ancient routes via Bergen, and now they're common property.

  • The story of the unhappiness of Sara's parents was common property.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • This angered me, for it seemed proof that they considered Marguerite's love as the common property of any and all.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • But no, he contents himself with the girl who is common property.

  • But now that my secret is common property, in the keeping of police-officers and stable-boys, I can afford to tell you all.

    Aurora Floyd, Vol. III (of 3) M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
  • The tremendous forces of propaganda are now common property.

  • In Arizona the open range is valuable only so long as the water holes also are common property or a private supply available.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • Vocal and instrumental music are the common property of mankind as a whole.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker

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