Com"mon*er (?), n.
One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
All below them [the peers] even their children, were commoners, and in the eye law equal to each other.
A member of the House of Commons.
One who has a joint right in common ground.
Much good land might be gained from forests . . . and from other commonable places, so as always there be a due care taken that the poor commoners have no injury.
One sharing with another in anything.
A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; -- at Cambrige called a pensioner.
© Webster 1913.