Meaning of “communal” in the English Dictionary

"communal" in British English

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communaladjective

uk /ˈkɒm.jə.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl/ us /ˈkɑː.mjə.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl/

communal adjective (SHARED)

belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person:

We each have a separate bedroom but share a communal kitchen.

A communal society is one in which everyone lives and works together and property and possessions are shared rather than being owned by a particular person.

communally
adverb uk /ˈkɒm.jə.nəl.i/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl.i/ us /ˈkɑː.mjə.nəl.i/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl.i/

(Definition of “communal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"communal" in American English

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communaladjective

us /kəˈmju·nəl, ˈkɑm·jə·nəl/

belonging to or used by all members of a group:

(Definition of “communal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)