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COMMONWEALTH





Definition:

  1. [noun] the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: state, nation, country, land, res publica, body politic

  3. [noun] 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

  4. [noun] a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    Synonyms: democracy, republic

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