/ˈkɒmənwelθ/( alsoCommonwealth)POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
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›a country or part of a country that is governed by its people or those elected by them. The word is used as the title of some of the states of the US: In Pennsylvania, navigable rivers belong to the Commonwealth.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,