Commonwealth of Nations: Meaning and Definition of

Com'monwealth of Na'tions

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  1. a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, esp. regarding economics and trade.Also calledFormerly,
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