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communal

adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.jʊ.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː-/ us    /ˈkɑː.mjə-/

communal adjective (SHARED)

belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person: communal facilities/food/property We each have a separate bedroom but share a communal kitchen. describes a society in which everyone lives and works together and property and possessions are shared rather than being owned by a particular person

communal adjective (IN A COMMUNITY)

involving different social or religious groups within a community: Communal riots/disturbances have once again broken out between the two ethnic groups. communal harmony/solidarity
communally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
(Definition of communal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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