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COMMONWEALTH, government. A commonwealth is properly a free state, or republic, having a popular or representative government. The term has been, applied to the government of Great Britain. It is not applicable to absolute governments. The states composing the United States are, properly, so many commonwealths.
     2. It is a settled principle, that no sovereign power is amenable to answer suits, either in its own courts or in those of a foreign country, unless by its own consent. 4 Yeates, 494.

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The Commonwealth Business Forum - integral part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - convenes business leaders, industry experts and senior government representatives to discuss the issues and challenges confronting with their countries in 2018 and beyond.
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Against their accusers, the watermen make the case that the real enemies of the commonwealth are just a few millers and "badgers": "the Continewaunce and mayntenaunce of the Ryver will redownd greatlye to the Comon welth althoughe a fewe badgers and myllers do stourme at yt," mostly from Enfield and neighboring Cheshunt.
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The commonwealth ideal is perhaps the most noble in the Western political tradition.
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