commonweal

[kom-uhn-weel]
noun
1.
the common welfare; the public good.
2.
Archaic. the body politic; a commonwealth.
Also, common weal.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English comen wele. See common, weal1

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commonweal (ˈkɒmənˌwiːl)
 
n
1.  the good of the community
2.  another name for commonwealth

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Commonweal is both a direct services organization and a home for public policy advocacy.
The well to do ought to pay more towards the commonweal because they can afford it.
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