commonality

com`mon*al"i*ty

n. 1. the sharing of common attributes.
Syn. -- commonness.
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2. a characteristic held in common; a common feature.
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com"mon*al*ty

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com`mon*al"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Commonalties (#).
[OF. communalt; F. communaut, fr. communal. See Communal.] 1. The common people; those classes and conditions of people who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.
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The commonalty, like the nobility, are divided into several degrees.
Blackstone.
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The ancient fare of our kings differed from that of the commonalty in plenteousness only.
Landon.
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2. The majority or bulk of mankind. [Obs.] Hooker.
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