communal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French communal, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis. Doublet of cominal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈmjuː.nəl/, /ˈkɒ.mjə.nəl/
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  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /kəˈmju.nəl/
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Adjective[edit]

communal (comparative more communal, superlative most communal)

  1. pertaining to a community
  2. shared by a community; public
  3. (India) defined by religious ideas; based on religion
    communal violence
    communal politics
    Antonym: secular

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis.

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Adjective[edit]

communal (feminine singular communale, masculine plural communaux, feminine plural communales)

  1. of or relating to a commune

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