commonalty com"mon*al*ty, commonality com`mon*al"i*ty, n.; pl. {Commonalties}. [OF. communalt['e]; F. communaut['e], fr. communal. See {Communal}.] 1. The common people; those classes and conditions of people who are below the rank of nobility; the commons. [1913 Webster]

The commonalty, like the nobility, are divided into several degrees. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The ancient fare of our kings differed from that of the commonalty in plenteousness only. --Landon. [1913 Webster]

2. The majority or bulk of mankind. [Obs.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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