Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a commune.
  • adjective Of or relating to a community.
  • adjective Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
  • adjective Marked by collective ownership and control of goods and property.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a commune; belonging to the people of a commune: as, communal organization; communal land.
  • Communistic. See communalism.
  • Of or pertaining to the commune of Paris (which see, under commune).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to a commune.
  • adjective resembling a commune{4} or the practises of a commune{4}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a community.
  • adjective Shared by a community; public.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to a small administrative district or community
  • adjective for or by a group rather than individuals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis, common; see common.]

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From Latin commūnālis.

Examples

  • The primary assemblies, composed of the tenth of the general population, nominated the local _list of communal candidates_; electoral colleges, also nominated by them, selected from the _communal list_ the superior list of provincial candidates and from the _provincial list_, the list of national candidates.

    History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814

  • In the post, the term communal Gelassenheit is used.

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  • In the post, the term communal Gelassenheit is used.

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  • The historian said that the term communal harmony has been "overly heightened" in our society.

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  • Female leaders, by contrast, show what we call communal values: friendliness, support and a caring attitude.

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  • They agreed to lend her their hold-all and a large, formless bag which they called the communal trunk.

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  • They agreed to lend her their hold-all and a large, formless bag which they called the communal trunk.

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  • The investment in communal property or property representing mutual investment opportunity has to be objective and above board without regard to lifestyle (as, say, defined by some sort of "elderspirit" philosophical concept whatever that is) unless one wishes to end up with new acquaintances one eventually wishes death upon so it may be best to never enter into such arrangements to begin with.

    JOINT VENTURE TO OWN PROPERTIES

  • The investment in communal property or property representing mutual investment opportunity has to be objective and above board without regard to lifestyle (as, say, defined by some sort of "elderspirit" philosophical concept whatever that is) unless one wishes to end up with new acquaintances one eventually wishes death upon so it may be best to never enter into such arrangements to begin with.

    JOINT VENTURE TO OWN PROPERTIES

  • There is the Fair Wage view, which finds taxation necessary to fund certain communal activities.

    Tax Cuts for the Rich, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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