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Definition of the noun commonweal

What does commonweal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: commonweals

  1. the good of a community
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of commonweal: common good
    • more generic word: good = benefit

Alternative definition of the noun commonweal


  1. [obsolete or archaic] The common good.


  1. Commonweal is an American journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. It is headquartered in The Interchurch Center in New York City.
  2. Commonweal was a British socialist newspaper founded in 1885 by the newborn Socialist League. Its aims were to spread socialistic views and to win over new recruits.

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Google previewHealth Promotion and Aging (2003)

Practical Applications for Health Professionals by David Haber

Commonweal is a support program for people with cancer who seek physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, and a professional development program for health professionals who care for people with life-threatening illnesses.

Google previewThe North American Review (1921)

by Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge, James Russell Lowell

Unity is realized by the devotion of the individuals to the common cause; and the commonweal is the good of each. Again, from the moral standpoint we can neither uphold the theory of absolute government, obtruding itself on individuals, nor ...

Google previewLiving with Colon Cance

Beating the Odds by Eliza Wood Livingston

at Commonweal is an education and training center for physicians who wish to renew ...

Google previewThe Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, 3d (2013)

A Manual on Legal Style by Bryan Garner

The commonweal is the public wellbeing. Cf. TERRITORY. compare with; compare to. Compare with is the usual phrase, meaning to note similarities and differences <the purpose of the colloquium is to compare the compensatory mechanism ...

Google previewThe Railroad Trainman (1894)

The commonweal is an effective object lesson and it will be more effective the more completely it abstains from anything approaching violence. History will proceed from it, but it will be history made with votes and speeches, not with pikes and ...

Google previewRailway Carmen's Journal (1893)

The commonweal is an effective object ...

Google previewThe Living Church (1964)

'Commonweal is a magazine produced by ...

Google previewArthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia (2007)

A Biographical Encyclopedia by Laura Lambdin, Robert Thomas Lambdin

London: Commonweal Office, 1885; What Socialists Want. London: Hammersmith Branch of the Socialist ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternatives (2013)

Utopianism and Organization by Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy

The term 'ideal commonwealth' now usually means UTOPIA. William Morris's ( see NEWS FROM NOWHERE) COMMUNIST magazine was titled 'The Commonweal'. COMMUNE A term used to refer to historically specific, relatively largescale ...

Google previewThe Lexicon (1998)

by William F. Buckley, Jr.

commonweal (noun) The common interest; the good-better society. The idea ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Social Reform ... (1909)

by William Dwight Porter Bliss

They called the army "The Commonweal of Christ" and bore a banner with a portrait of Christ, and the legend "Death to interest-bearing bonds." As they left Mas>illon. a negro carrying the American flag marched ahead. 1 hen on a gray horse ...

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Quotes about Commonweal

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. (John Perry Barlow)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3M3O1N1W4E1A1L1

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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