“I think that women had better put a woman in the House of commons,” she told them.
Being an accomplished commons performer is not enough for success.
“You live and you learn,” he told the House of commons on Wednesday.
The women standing on the green outside the House of commons gave little impression of being suppressed.
In the House of commons on Monday a series of Labour M.P.s asked the prime minister to “consider his position.”
The House of commons acted as a whole, and not in two sections.
The refusal of supplies by the commons hastened the king's resolve.
Between those lamps is the entrance to the House of commons, and none but Members may go that way!
The commons insisted on carrying his impeachment to the bar of the Lords.
This last feature of their ministerial character was most especially exemplified in the commons by Mr. Disraeli.
c.1300, "belonging to all, general," from Old French comun "common, general, free, open, public" (9c., Modern French commun), from Latin communis "in common, public, shared by all or many; general, not specific; familiar, not pretentious," from PIE *ko-moin-i- "held in common," compound adjective formed from *ko- "together" + *moi-n-, suffixed form of root *mei- "change, exchange" (see mutable), hence literally "shared by all."
Second element of the compound also is the source of Latin munia "duties, public duties, functions," those related to munia "office." Perhaps reinforced in Old French by the Germanic form of PIE *ko-moin-i- (cf. Old English gemæne "common, public, general, universal;" see mean (adj.)), which came to French via Frankish.
Used disparagingly of women and criminals since c.1300. Common pleas is 13c., from Anglo-French communs plets, hearing civil actions by one subject against another as opposed to pleas of the crown. Common prayer is contrasted with private prayer. Common stock is attested from 1888.
late 15c., "land held in common," from common (adj.). Commons "the third estate of the English people as represented in Parliament," is from late 14c. Latin communis also served as a noun meaning "common property, state, commonwealth."