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Definition of Commons

Commons

  1. The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people.
  2. The House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities.
  3. Provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities.
  4. A club or association for boarding at a common table, as in a college, the members sharing the expenses equally; as, to board in commons.
  5. A common; public pasture ground.

Commons Quotations

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Winston Churchill

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
Oscar Wilde

The rise of capitalist practice and morality brought with it a radical revision of how the commons are treated, and also of how they are conceived.
Noam Chomsky

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Benjamin Disraeli

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
Benjamin Disraeli
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