Pronunciation: (kom'u-nur), [key]
1. a common person, as distinguished from one with rank, status, etc.
a. any person ranking below a peer; a person without a title of nobility.
b. a member of the House of Commons.
c. (at Oxford and some other universities) a student who pays for his or her commons and other expenses and is not supported by any scholarship or foundation.
3. a person who has a joint right in common land.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.