„By commonwealth, I must be understood all along to mean, not a democracy, or any form of government, but any independent community, which the Latines signified by the word civitas, to which the word which best answers in our language, is commonwealth, and most properly expresses such a society of men, which community or city in English does not“. (p. 167) #Locke #commonwealth #civitas
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Locke, John, Second Treatise of Government. London 1690.