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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

But there's certainly only one thing I could never agree with George Galloway on. He's a teetotaller and wants to close all the bars in the House of Commons. That is just not on.
Nigel Farage

The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
Diane Abbott

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

Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.
Garrett Hardin
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