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Com'monwealth of Na'tions




a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, esp. regarding economics and trade.Also called the Commonwealth. Formerly, British Commonwealth, British Commonwealth of Nations.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Commonwealth of Independent Statescommon year
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