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Definition of "communal" []

  • 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "communal" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "In the post, the term communal Gelassenheit is used."
  • "The historian said that the term communal harmony has been "overly heightened" in our society."