communal

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
com•mu•nal /kəˈmyunəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. used or shared in common: a communal stove.
  2. of, by, or belonging to the people of a community: communal land.
  3. relating to a commune or a community: communal life.
com•mu•nal•ly,adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
com•mu•nal  (kə myo̅o̅nl, komyə nl), 
adj. 
  1. used or shared in common by everyone in a group:a communal jug of wine.
  2. of, by, or belonging to the people of a community; shared or participated in by the public:communal land;
    Building the playground was a communal project.
  3. pertaining to a commune or a community:communal life.
  4. engaged in by or involving two or more communities:communal conflict.
Etymology:
  • Latin commūnālis, equivalent. to commūn(e) commune3 + -ālis -al1
  • French
  • 1805–15
com•munal•ly, adv. 
2 . public, common, collective.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

communal /ˈkɒmjʊnəl/ adj
  1. belonging or relating to a community as a whole
  2. of or relating to a commune or a religious community

communality /ˌkɒmjʊˈnælɪtɪ/ n ˈcommunally adv



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