Commoner

Com"mon*er

(?), n. 1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
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All below them [the peers] even their children, were commoners, and in the eye of the law equal to each other.
Hallam.
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2. A member of the House of Commons.
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3. One who has a joint right in common ground.
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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.
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4. One sharing with another in anything. [Obs.] Fuller.
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5. A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a pensioner.
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6. A prostitute. [Obs.] Shak.
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