Synonyms for commons

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There were more than three hundred new members in the House of Commons.

He was a member of the Cabinet, but not of the House of Commons.

Mr. Disraeli offered a resolution of dissatisfaction in the House of Commons.

Mr. Disraeli, in the Commons, moved the rejection of the bill.

Peers, Commons, and visitors filled the floor and galleries.

March 1st, he made an important speech in the House of Commons.

Besides, Mr. Morgan offered to resign his seat in the House of Commons in his favor.

A day was fixed when a question of importance was to come on in the House of Commons.

As an orator too, his first appearance in the House of Commons was a failure.

There were many in the House of Commons of far greater ability and eloquence.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "belonging to all, general," from Old French comun "common, general, free, open, public" (9c., Modern French commun), from Latin communis "in common, public, shared by all or many; general, not specific; familiar, not pretentious," from PIE *ko-moin-i- "held in common," compound adjective formed from *ko- "together" + *moi-n-, suffixed form of root *mei- "change, exchange" (see mutable), hence literally "shared by all."

Second element of the compound also is the source of Latin munia "duties, public duties, functions," those related to munia "office." Perhaps reinforced in Old French by the Germanic form of PIE *ko-moin-i- (cf. Old English gemæne "common, public, general, universal;" see mean (adj.)), which came to French via Frankish.

Used disparagingly of women and criminals since c.1300. Common pleas is 13c., from Anglo-French communs plets, hearing civil actions by one subject against another as opposed to pleas of the crown. Common prayer is contrasted with private prayer. Common stock is attested from 1888.

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