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the common weal

Definition of the common weal in English:

The benefit or interests of all members of a country or community: such things as police protection and national defence are benefits vital to the common weal
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  • Their task is to articulate implicitly, even unconsciously, the necessity for improving the common weal.
  • Here every man, eschewing the pursuit of private interest, would devote himself to the common weal.
  • The problem is how to make the best use of them for the common weal.
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