Term for a political community founded for the common good
Commonwealth ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically it has sometimes been synonymous with "republic". The noun "commonwealth", meaning "public welfare general good or advantage", dates from the 15th century. Originally a phrase it comes from the old meaning of "wealth", which is "well-being", and is itself a loose translation of the Latin res publica (republic). The term literally meant "common well-being". In the 17th century, the definition of "commonwealth" expanded from its original sense of "public welfare" or "commonweal" to mean "a state in which the supreme power is vested in the people; a republic or democratic state".
You Might Like
|Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy|
|© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.|
|About us | Contact us | Disclaimer | Press Room | Terms & Conditions | Content Accreditation|
RSS | News for my Website | Free news search widget | In the News | DMCA / Content Removal | Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback | LIKE us on Facebook FOLLOW us on Twitter • FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.