Meaning of commoner

com•mon•er

Pronunciation: (kom'u-nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a common person, as distinguished from one with rank, status, etc.
    1. any person ranking below a peer; a person without a title of nobility.
    2. a member of the House of Commons.
    3. (at Oxford and some other universities) a student who pays for his or her commons and other expenses and is not supported by any scholarship or foundation.
  2. a person who has a joint right in common land.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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