from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in or practice of communal ownership, as of goods and property.
- n. Strong devotion to the interests of one's own minority or ethnic group rather than those of society as a whole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The communal ownership of property
- n. Any social system based around a community
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A French theory of government which holds that commune should be a kind of independent state, and the national government a confederation of such states, having only limited powers. It is advocated by advanced French republicans; but it should not be confounded with communism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theory of government by communes or corporations of towns and districts, adopted by many republicans in France and elsewhere; the doctrine that every commune, or at least every important city commune, should be virtually an independent state in itself, and the nation merely a federation of such states.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practice of communal living and common ownership
- n. loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
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