Etymology
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commonweal (n.)

mid-14c., comen wele, "a commonwealth or its people;" mid-15c., comune wele, "the public good, the general welfare of the nation or community;" see common (adj.) + weal (n.1).

updated on February 04, 2018

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Definitions of commonweal from WordNet

commonweal (n.)
the good of a community;
Synonyms: common good
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