Saturday, 29 September 2012

Entry: weal (n.)

In context: "Marathe assumed an expression that lampooned a dullard's hard thought.  'Thus, but how long before these leaks and rumors of p-terminals reach the Ottawa of government and public weal, for Canada's government reacts with horror at the prospect of this.'"

Definition: Contextually. The welfare of a country or community; the general good. Often with defining word, as common, general, public, universal.


Wealth, riches, possessions. Obs.

Welfare, well-being, happiness, prosperity.


SNOOT score: 2
Page: 473

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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