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Definition of Commoner


  1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
  2. A member of the House of Commons.
  3. One who has a joint right in common ground.
  4. One sharing with another in anything.
  5. A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a pensioner.
  6. A prostitute.

Commoner Quotations

Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Jean de La Fontaine

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
Samuel Butler

Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
W. H. Auden

I'm just some commoner trying to work in acting.
Sheridan Smith

Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.
Charles Simonyi
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Commoner Translations

commoner in Spanish is plebeyo

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