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English definition of “commonwealth”
/ˈkɒmənwelθ/ noun [C] (also Commonwealth) POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
› 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.
› an organized group of states, or of independent countries with the same political or economic aims: the Commonwealth of Australia (= the federation of Australian states) There is an ongoing investigation into the lobbyist and his dealings with Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
the Commonwealth (of Nations) › an organization of independent countries which were part of the former British Empire and which now have friendly political or economic connections with each other. A small number of countries which did not form part of the British Empire have also joined the Commonwealth.