communal

[ kuh-myoon-l, kom-yuh-nl ]SEE DEFINITION OF communal
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She's such a good girl, she was learning so nicely at the Communal School!

Communal: applied to life or dwelling in colonies like ants and bees.

The first fields and crops were communal, and the result was disastrous.

Again the handy cop in the communal center set her upon her way.

Sacrifices might be individual or communal, occasional or periodical.

In 1880 the communal impositions on land represented a taxation of about 6s.

The family as subversive of true socialistic and communal unity is to be annihilated.

At the head of their communal government were the usual three officers,—the gobernador, the capitan de la guerra, and the cacique.

There you will see what man can produce when he works in common for communal production.

A steady shrinkage has drawn in the margins of this communal life.

WORD ORIGIN

1811 in reference to communes; 1843 in reference to communities, from French communal (Old French comunal, 12c.), from Late Latin communalis, from communa (see commune (n.)).

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