There are 2 main translations of weal in Spanish:

Share this entry

weal 1

American English: /wil/
British English: /wiːl/

noun

Definition of weal in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main translations of weal in Spanish:

Share this entry

weal 2
Pronunciation: / wiːl /American English: /wil/
British English: /wiːl/

noun

  • uncountable (good) See examples: the common weal [literary]
    el bien común
    weal and woe [archaic]
    la buena y la mala fortuna
    Example sentences
    • There is no way for a democratic regime to prevent the citizens from watching and participating in exchanges of ideas, even if these are often half-baked or biassed, and not aimed at public weal.
    • This President has largely excused the rich and powerful from the onerous burden of lightening their wads a tiny bit for the public weal - with a resulting plunge in Treasury receipts.
    • Positions of trust were designated to all members of this Parliament, singly and corporately, who were seen as guardians of the public weal.

Definition of weal in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
    adjective
    arrogantly superior and disdainful
    Cultural fact of the day

    Carnaval

    Carnaval is the three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known.