Definition of commoner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒmənə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmənər//
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a person who does not come from a royal or noble family It was not acceptable for royalty to marry commoners in those days. compare aristocrat Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a citizen): from medieval Latin communarius, from communa, communia ‘community’, based on Latin communis ‘common’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commoner

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