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A nation or state owned by the people,the people of a state or nation.Certain states of the United States are known as commonwealths and the federated states of Australia are known collectively as the Commonwealth of Australia.The original phrase "common wealth" or "the common weal" is a small translation of the Latin term res publica.

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"I wonder how so insupportable a thing as a bookseller was ever permitted to grow up in the Commonwealth. Many of our modern booksellers are but needless excrements, or rather vermin." George Wither

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