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English definition of “the Commonwealth of Nations”

the Commonwealth of Nations

noun uk   (also the Commonwealth) us  
an organization of independent countries that in the past belonged to the British Empire and now still have friendly and practical connections with each otherInternational politics and government
(Definition of the Commonwealth of Nations from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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