Definitions for: Commoner

[n] a person who holds no title

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. [Obs.] --Fuller.

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. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: common man, common person

See Also: bourgeois, burgher, cipher, cypher, everyman, human, individual, Joe Bloggs, Joe Blow, John Doe, layman, layperson, man in the street, mortal, nobody, nonentity, person, pleb, plebeian, prole, proletarian, rustic, somebody, someone, soul, worker

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