[kuh-myoon-l, kom-yuh-nl] /kəˈmyun l, ˈkɒm yə nl/

used or shared in common by everyone in a group:
a communal jug of wine.
of, by, or belonging to the people of a ; shared or participated in by the public:
communal land; Building the playground was a communal project.
pertaining to a or a :
communal life.
engaged in by or involving two or more :
communal conflict.
belonging or relating to a community as a whole
relating to different groups within a society: communal strife
of or relating to a commune or a religious community

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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