common wealth of nations

Commonwealth of Nations

noun
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.
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commonwealth of nations

noun
an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown [syn: British Commonwealth
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