Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.