Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commonwealth

4 senses of commonwealth

Sense 1
commonwealth -- (the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico))
       => state, province -- (the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south")

Sense 2
state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic -- (a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land")
       => political unit, political entity -- (a unit with political responsibilities)

Sense 3
commonwealth -- (a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another)
       => world organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organization -- (an international alliance involving many different countries)

Sense 4
democracy, republic, commonwealth -- (a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them)
       => political system, form of government -- (the members of a social organization who are in power)

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