the particular state of affairs in an area where potentially conflicting ethnic, religious, cultural, political, or linguistic groups live together: community relations in this neighbourhood were strained before the riots
- Community school
noun 1. (Brit) a school offering some nonacademic activities related to life in a particular community and often serving as a community centre noun an educational institution serving a local community Examples The community school system functions well in Indiana.
noun, Law. 1. a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment. noun 1. voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme 2. See community-service order
- Community-service order
noun 1. (in Britain) a court order requiring an offender over seventeen years old to do unpaid socially beneficial work under supervision instead of going to prison
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a former independent agency (abolished 1981) that helped low-income persons attain economic self-sufficiency. Abbreviation: CSA.