Commoner

Definition of Commoner

Com´mon`er
n.1.One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
All below them [the peers] even their children, were commoners, and in the eye of the law equal to each other.
- Hallam.
2.A member of the House of Commons.
3.One who has a joint right in common ground.
Much good land might be gained from forests . . . and from other commonable places, so as always there be a due care taken that the poor commoners have no injury.
- Bacon.
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.

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