commons

commons
The class of subjects in Great Britain exclusive of the royal family and the nobility. They are represented in parliament by the House of Commons. Part of the demesne land of a manor (or land the property of which was in the lord), which, being uncultivated, was termed the "lord's waste," and served for public roads and for common of pasture to the lord and his tenants. 2 Bl.Comm. 90. Squares; pleasure grounds and spaces or open places for public use or public recreation owned by towns or cities-in modern usage usually called "parks."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Commons — Com mons, n. pl., 1. The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] T is like the commons, rude unpolished hinds, Could send such message to their sovereign.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commons — [käm′ənz] pl.n. 〚see COMMON〛 1. the common people; commonalty 2. [often with sing. v.] a) the body politic that is made up of commoners b) [C ] …   Universalium

  • commons — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) (the Commons) the House of Commons. 2) (the Commons) historical the common people regarded as a part of a political system. 3) archaic provisions shared in common; rations …   English terms dictionary

  • Commons — n. Parks and other land set aside for public use. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. Commons See …   Law dictionary

  • Commons —   [ kɔmənz; englisch »Gemeine«] Plural, im britischen Verfassungsrecht die Mitglieder des Unterhauses (House of Commons).   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • commons — commons; dis·commons; …   English syllables

  • commons — [käm′ənz] pl.n. [see COMMON] 1. the common people; commonalty 2. [often with sing. v.] a) the body politic that is made up of commoners b) [C ] HOUSE OF COMMONS 3. [often with sing. v.] …   English World dictionary

  • Commons — (engl., spr. komm ns), die Gemeinen, in der engl. Parlamentsverfassung die Mitglieder des Unterhauses (House of C.), Gegensatz: das aus den Peers gebildete Oberhaus (House of Lords) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Commons — (izg. kòmons) m DEFINICIJA pravn. pov. 1. u engleskom ustavnom pravu naziv za članove Donjeg doma 2. sȃm Donji dom ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Commons — Wikimedia Commons Logo de Wikimedia Commons Aperçu de la page d accueil d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Commons — Der englische Begriff Commons, abgeleitet von common „gemein(sam)“ bezeichnet dort Gemeingut, Gemeinwohl oder Allmende. International ist er gebräuchlich für: House of Commons, das Unterhaus des Parlaments in Großbritannien House of Commons… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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