commonwealth commonwealth  /ˈkɑ mən ˌwɛlθ/


  1. (n) the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
  2. (n) a politically organized body of people under a single government
  3. (n) 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
  4. (n) a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them


  1. Commonwealth Bnk Aus UK Regulatory Announcement: FRN Variable Rate Fix

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA Issue of EUR 750,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due 17 September 2015 Series 5314 Tranche 1 MTN ISSUE NAME. Our Ref. MF9334 ISIN Code. XS0828754332 INTEREST AMT PER DENOM. CURRENCY CODE. EUR DAY BASIS. Actual/360 (A004) NUM OF DAYS. 92 INTEREST RATE. 0.609 PCT VALUE DATE. 17/09/2013 INTEREST PERIOD. 17/06/2013 TO 17/09/2013 EUR 100,000.00 IS ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. CommonWealth REIT Comments on ISS Report

    CommonWealth REIT today issued the following statement in response to a recent report from Institutional Shareholder Services regarding the purported written co
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Commonwealth Club elects 2013 officers, executive committee members

    The Commonwealth Club of Cincinnati has elected new officers and executive committee members for 2013-14.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer


  1. "My friends, the commonwealth is Virginia is a battleground state," McCain told the audience, his largest of the campaign so far. "We must win it and we will win it with your support."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNN

  2. "What I've said," Patrick said, "is, if we do this, we should do it in a way that's consistent with the character of the Commonwealth and some choices that we have made about that character."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Deval Patrick Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I will continue to aggressively lobby Kentucky's congressional delegation to make sure they understand the critical need the commonwealth has for both the Medicaid extension and unemployment assistance extension," Beshear said in a statement.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Steve Beshear Source: The Associated Press

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