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COMMONALTY, Eng. law. This word signifies, 1st. the common people of England, as contradistinguished from the king and the nobles; 2d. the body of a society as the masters, wardens, and commonalty of such a society.

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Moreover, these gentry who lead snug lives in government offices may talk and talk, but their words are not good to eat, so I have come back here again to draw my pay out of the commonalty," he said, striking the mud with his spade.
I admire that admiration which the genteel world sometimes extends to the commonalty.
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Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London in their capacity as Police Authority for the City of London (CoLP) are seeking the procurement of an upgraded Video Management System for the control room located at Wood Street Police Station, Wood Street, London, EC2A.
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Agency : The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London