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commune

noun [C]     /ˈkɒmjuːn/
GOVERNMENT in some countries, a unit of local government: In Italy, the commune is the basic administrative division of both provinces and regions.
a group of people who live and work together on land that is owned by the state, giving what they produce to the state: While the commune system is no longer common in China, knowledge of what it entailed is essential for an understanding of the country today.
a group of people who live and work together, sharing possessions and responsibilities: In the 1960s they lived in a hippy commune in California.
(Definition of commune noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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