the common weal

the common weal
The common weal
If something is done for the common weal, it is done in the interests and for the benefit of the majority or the general public.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • the common weal —    If something is done for the common weal, it is done in the interests and for the benefit of the majority or the general public.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • The common weal —   If something is done for the common weal, it is done in the interests and for the benefit of the majority or the general public …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • common weal — The wellbeing, interest and prosperity of the country ● weal …   Useful english dictionary

  • common weal — The public or common good or welfare …   Black's law dictionary

  • common weal — The public or common good or welfare …   Black's law dictionary

  • weal — [ wil ] noun 1. ) singular LITERARY the common weal or the public weal is the general good of all people in society 2. ) count a mark on the skin where it has been hit or injured …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • common good — late 14c., translating L. bonum publicum the common weal …   Etymology dictionary

  • weal — UK [wiːl] / US [wɪl] noun Word forms weal : singular weal plural weals 1) [countable] a mark on the skin where it has been hit or injured 2) [singular] literary the common weal or the public weal is the general good of all people in society …   English dictionary

  • Weal — Weal, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See {Well}, adv., and cf. {Wealth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare. [1913 Webster] God . . . grant you wele …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common — Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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