Meaning of commonwealth

Definition of commonwealth

(noun) the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

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