English Synonyms and Antonyms
A community is in general terms the aggregate of persons inhabiting any territory in common and viewed as having common interests; a commonwealth is such a body of persons having a common government, especially a republican government; as, the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A community may be very small; a commonwealth is ordinarily of considerable extent. A people is the aggregate of any public community, either in distinction from their rulers or as including them; a race is a division of mankind in the line of origin and ancestry; the people of the United States includes members of almost every race. The use of people as signifying persons collectively, as in the statement "The hall was full of people," has been severely criticized, but is old and accepted English, and may fitly be classed as idiomatic, and often better than persons, by reason of its collectivism. As Dean Alford suggests, it would make a strange transformation of the old hymn "All people that on earth do dwell" to sing "All persons that on earth do dwell." A state is an organized political community considered in its corporate capacity as "a body politic and corporate;" as, a legislative act is the act of the state; every citizen is entitled to the protection of the state. A nation is an organized political community considered with reference to the persons composing it as having certain definite boundaries, a definite number of citizens, etc. The members of a people are referred to as persons or individuals; the individual members of a state or nation are called citizens or subjects. The population of a country is simply the aggregate of persons residing within its borders, without reference to race, organization, or allegiance; unnaturalized residents form part of the population, but not of the nation, possessing none of the rights and being subject to none of the duties of citizens. In American usage State signifies one commonwealth of the federal union known as the United States. Tribe is now almost wholly applied to rude peoples with very imperfect political organization; as, the Indian tribes; nomadic tribes. Compare MOB.
the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun
a politically organized body of people under a single government
"the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
landed estate, state of matter, body politic, ground, nation, farming, province, res publica, kingdom, solid ground, state, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, area, acres, republic, demesne, earth, democracy, rural area, terra firma, domain
a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
democracy, republic, commonwealthnoun
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
new world order
common government, one government or an organization headed by one main authority governing the entire planet
the only person responcible for the commonwealth of the world nations is ...
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This is an opportunity to renew our strong relationships with Commonwealth and Anglosphere countries, these parts of the world are growing faster than Europe. We share history, culture and language. We even share similar legal systems. The usual barriers to trade are largely absent.
It's pretty satisfying. We watched the women go into overtime and their win at the end really inspired us to get the double, not many guys in this team would know the feeling of a gold medal. I got one in Delhi( 2010 Commonwealth Games) and was part of the team that lost in Glasgow( 2014), so to get this win is amazing.
We have been working with the Commonwealth government though the Trade and Industry ministers and are hopeful we can get a resolution.
Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony, ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
The Commonwealth is entrusted with the health and safety of all persons in their custody. Tyrone Briggs may have been an inmate, but Tyrone Briggs was still a human being with a family just like any of us and deserved their protection.
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- mancomunidad, comunidadSpanish
- communauté, richesse communeFrench
- コモンウェルス, 連邦Japanese
- 연방, 공화국Korean
- respublica, civitasLatin
- союз, содружествоRussian
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