Com"mon*al*ty (?), n.; pl. Commonalties (#). [Of. communalté; F. communauté, fr. communal. See Communal.]

1.

The common people; those classes and conditions of people who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.

The commonalty, like the nobility, are divided into several degrees. Blackstone.

The ancient fare of our kings differed from that of the commonalty in plenteousness only. Landon.

2.

The majority or bulk of mankind.

[Obs.]

Hooker.

 

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