1. the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)

Definition categories: location, province, state

2. a politically organized body of people under a single government

Similar word(s): country, land, nation, state

Definition categories: group

3. 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

Definition categories: group

4. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Similar word(s): democracy, republic

Definition categories: group

Sentences with commonwealth as a noun:

- May 19, 1649 Be it declared and enacted by this present Parliament and by the Authoritie of the same That the People of England and of all the Dominions and Territoryes thereunto belonging are and shall be and are hereby constituted, made, established, and confirmed to be a Commonwealth and free State And shall from henceforth be Governed as a Commonwealth and Free State by the supreame Authoritie of this Nation, the Representatives of the People in Parliam[ent] and by such