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Meaning of COMMONALTY

Pronunciation:  'kâmunltee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank
 

COMMONALTY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: commonality, commons
 
 See Also: class, social class, socio-economic class, third estate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com"mon*al*ty\, n.; pl. {Commonalties}. [OF.
communalt['e]; F. communaut['e], fr. communal. See
{Communal}.]
1. The common people; those classes and conditions of people
   who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.

         The commonalty, like the nobility, are divided into
         several degrees.                      --Blackstone.

         The ancient fare of our kings differed from that of
         the commonalty in plenteousness only. --Landon.

2. The majority or bulk of mankind. [Obs.] --Hooker.

 

 

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