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commonwealth

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.welθ/ us    /ˈkɑː.mən-/
a group of countries with the same political or economic aims: the Commonwealth of Independent States a country or part of a country that is governed by its people or representatives elected by its people
(Definition of commonwealth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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