Com"mon*er (?), n.

1.

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. Hallam.

2.

A member of the House of Commons.

3.

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. Bacon.

4.

One sharing with another in anything.

[Obs.]

Fuller.

5.

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.

6.

A prostitute.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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