communitas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin commūnitās. Doublet of community.

Noun[edit]

communitas

  1. An unstructured community in which people are equal.
  2. The very spirit of community; an intense community spirit, the feeling of great social equality, solidarity, and togetherness.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1986. Victor W. Turner. The Anthropology of Experience. University of Illinois Press: 1986, page 43:[1]
    A sense of harmony with the universe is made evident and the whole planet is felt to be communitas.
  • 1991. Victor Turner. Contesting the Sacred, Routledge, 1991:
    The achievement of communitas is the pilgrim's fundamental motivation.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From commūnis (common, public) +‎ -tās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

commūnitās f (genitive commūnitātis); third declension

  1. a community
  2. public spirit, a sense of duty and willingness to serve one's community

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative commūnitās commūnitātēs
Genitive commūnitātis commūnitātum
Dative commūnitātī commūnitātibus
Accusative commūnitātem commūnitātēs
Ablative commūnitāte commūnitātibus
Vocative commūnitās commūnitātēs

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