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COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

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COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS (noun)
  The noun COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS has 1 sense:

1. an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and its dependencies and many former British colonies that are now sovereign states but owe allegiance to the British Crown

  Familiarity information: COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS used as a noun is very rare.


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COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS (noun)


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Meaning:

An association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and its dependencies and many former British colonies that are now sovereign states but owe allegiance to the British Crown

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

British Commonwealth; Commonwealth of Nations

Hypernyms ("Commonwealth of Nations" is a kind of...):

commonwealth (a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another)

Meronyms (members of "Commonwealth of Nations"):

Canada (a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada)

Australia; Commonwealth of Australia (a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony)

Eire; Ireland; Irish Free State (a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921)

Bharat; India; Republic of India (a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947)

New Zealand (an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery)

Republic of South Africa; South Africa (a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers))


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