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the common weal

The common good of public society; the welfare of the general public. Having ousted the dictator from power, the new president has pledged to focus all his energy on the common weal.
See also: common, weal
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Our difference of opinion amounts to this, that you make the mainspring self-interest, while I suppose that interest in the common weal is bound to exist in every man of a certain degree of advancement.
He is gay and thoughtless, takes little heed of landmarks, depends upon his leaders and companions to think for the common weal, and, if left to himself, is easily perplexed and lost.
Despite the mass radicalisation of the 2014 campaign and post-referendum efforts of groups like Common Weal, the Scottish Independence Convention and Rise, promises of an expanded public square have not materialised.
The report - produced by the Common Weal think tank - was published ahead of a meeting between TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes and Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf.
Think tank Common Weal has suggested that an independent Scotland should have its own central bank, which would create hundreds of jobs and pay for itself within a few years.
The report, Banking for the Common Good, was a collaboration between Friends of the Earth Scotland, think tanks the New Economics Foundation and the Common Weal, and financial campaigners Move Your Money.
Wilson also dips into unsavory wartime labor unrest-strikes and seizures that contradict the notion that all America put shoulders to the common weal in patriotic unity.
from public coffers, egregiously unmindful of common weal.
The stalling of the Canada trade deal with Europe - certainly a simpler one than ours is likely to be - over an issue to do with the Walloon Parliament in Belgium shows where the power will lie: with politicians who will behave as politicians sometimes do, with parochial interests triumphing over the common weal.
Guests will include Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, Peter McFadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy and Robin McAlpine from Common Weal, a 'think and do tank' campaigning for social and economic equality in Scotland.
The hopes of the independence generation, of "the third Scotland" and of the energies and idealism of Common Weal, Women for Independence, Radical Independence Campaign and artists and cultural figures needs to be rekindled.
Phil was a deeply committed public servant intent on promoting the common weal in the fullest sense, and he was also a serious politician.
And when on Television in political debates in his later years, he held his own without touting fake accents or inside knowledge, not claiming self-righteous neutrality, banking on common sense and common weal, and above all, in the midst of the screaming cacophony or hyper nationalism, held firm to his idea of diversity, plurality, even secularism though he defined it his own way as one without xenophobia, without hate, without adhesive overlays of religion.
The Jimmy Reid Foundation and Common Weal sometimes seem over-optimistic about how change can happen and the nature of the obstacles it will face.
The interest returned to public coffers, to be spent on the common weal.