Definitions for "CommonWealth"
An administrative entity operated by an incalculable multitude of political parasites, logically active but fortuitously efficient. This commonwealth's capitol's corridors view, So thronged with a hungry and indolent crew Of clerks, pages, porters and all attaches Whom rascals appoint and the populace pays That a cat cannot slip through the thicket of shins Nor hear its own shriek for the noise of their chins. On clerks and on pages, and porters, and all, Misfortune attend and disaster befall! May life be to them a succession of hurts; May fleas by the bushel inhabit their shirts; May aches and diseases encamp in their bones, Their lungs full of tubercles, bladders of stones; May microbes, bacilli, their tissues infest, And tapeworms securely their bowels digest; May corn-cobs be snared without hope in their hair, And frequent impalement their pleasure impair. Disturbed be their dreams by the awful discourse Of audible sofas sepulchrally hoarse, By chairs acrobatic and wavering floors -- The mattress that kicks and the pillow that snores! Sons of cupidity, cradled in sin! Your criminal ranks may the death angel thin, Avenging the friend whom I couldn't work in. K.Q.
A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws.
Hunt (1842) Landmark ruling of the Massachusetts supreme court establishing the legality of labor unions.
Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659.
a government without a king whose power rests in Parliament and a council of state b
Refers to the Commonwealth General Government Sector (unless stated otherwise).
Commonwealth furniture is also known as Puritan, Cromwellian and Middle Jacobean. Commonwealth furniture was a design devoid of ornate style. This style was characterized as straight and severe. Pieces were square and rectangle. Sturdy underbracing was used on chairs. Settees had straight backs and low seats. Upholstery pieces had dull or dismal fabrics. Oak was the favored wood. Most popular during the mid to late 1600's.
Keywords:  mwwodarch, weal, jul, fifteenth, wealth
The English noun Commonwealth dates originally from the fifteenth century. The original phrase "common wealth" or "the common weal" comes from the old meaning of "wealth" which is "well-being"http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwodarch.pl?Jul.22.2006. The term literally meant "common well-being".
Keywords:  mary, william
1649 William and Mary 1689-1702
Applicant region is based on the home postcode (UK) or the area of permanent residence (overseas). Commonwealth indicates whether applicants are domiciled in the UK, Commonwealth or Other.
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
CommonWealth pretends to be a public shared wish list manager, to express one's wishes and/or needs and to allow others to satisfy those wishes and needs, by listing them and showing their current status .
The Commonwealth of Australia and its agencies, employees, servants and agents.
Keywords:  england, people, whole, ruled, good
The whole body of people in a state; the public.
term meaning the good of the people (the common good); also used to describe the system which ruled England from 1649-53
a state or nation as it was designated in its original constitution