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[kom-uh-nl-tee] /ˈkɒm ə nl ti/
noun, plural commonalties.
Also, commonality. the ordinary people, as distinguished from those with authority, rank, station, etc.; the common people.
an incorporated body or its members.
Origin of commonalty
1250-1300; Middle English < Middle French comunalte, equivalent to comunal- communal + -te -ty2; replacing Middle English communaute < Old French Unabridged
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  • But all, gentry and commonalty alike, rode equally well and with the same skill and fearlessness.
British Dictionary definitions for commonalty


noun (pl) -ties
the ordinary people as distinct from those with authority, rank, or title, esp when considered as a political and social unit or estate of the realm Compare third estate
the members of an incorporated society
Word Origin
C13: from Old French comunalte, from comunal communal
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