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 for commonality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  commonality \com`mon*al"i*ty\ n.
     1. the sharing of common attributes.
  
     Syn: commonness.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. a characteristic held in common; a common feature.
        [PJC] commonalty

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  commonalty \com"mon*al*ty\, commonality \com`mon*al"i*ty\, n.;
     pl. Commonalties. [OF. communalt['e]; F. communaut['e], fr.
     communal. See Communal.]
     1. The common people; those classes and conditions of people
        who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The commonalty, like the nobility, are divided into
              several degrees.                      --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The ancient fare of our kings differed from that of
              the commonalty in plenteousness only. --Landon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The majority or bulk of mankind. [Obs.] --Hooker.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  commonality
      n 1: a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
           [syn: commonalty, commonality, commons]
      2: sharing of common attributes [syn: commonality,
         commonness] [ant: individualism, individuality,
         individuation]

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