Origin of commonwealth
Words nearby commonwealth
Definition for commonwealth (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for commonwealth
Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything |Liz Seccuro |December 16, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Swarms of police, gunfire, panic—all foreign to a city known for its quaint, Commonwealth style, still air, and orderliness.Terrorist Ends Canada’s Innocence |Tim Mak |October 22, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
For years there were no pre-qualifications for an attorney to handle capital cases in the commonwealth.Pennsylvania’s Lethal Injection Fiasco |Christopher Moraff |September 18, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code |Jane Ciabattari |August 29, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that the law “unreasonably burdens” the right to vote.Angry About Ferguson? Oppose Voter ID Laws |Jacob Lupfer |August 26, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
The commonwealth of to-day as well as that of to-morrow demands our aid.
You have no vested rights paramount to the rights of the commonwealth.
It now remained to be seen whether the three kingdoms could settle down into a united Commonwealth under their new conditions.A History of England |Charles Oman
Fundamental debates in a Commonwealth must be settled, or the Commonwealth dies.A History of the United States |Cecil Chesterton
The ‘states’ are now anchored to the past, and the ‘Commonwealth’ must be unwieldy.Mr. Oseba's Last Discovery |George W. Bell
British Dictionary definitions for commonwealth (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for commonwealth (2 of 2)
noun the Commonwealth
- the republic that existed in Britain from 1649 to 1660
- the part of this period up to 1653, when Cromwell became Protector
Cultural definitions for commonwealth
A government established in Britain and Ireland in 1649, after the execution of King Charles I. It was in the form of a republic, under the leadership of the parliament. Oliver Cromwell soon assumed the supreme power in the Commonwealth and was given the title Lord Protector. After Cromwell's death in 1658, the Commonwealth quickly lost power, and the Restoration of the monarchy followed in 1660.