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communenoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑm·jun/
politics & government the smallest unit of local government in some countries
A commune is also a group of people who live and work together and share responsibilities.
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communenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒmjuːn/ us  
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.
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