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communenoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/
  • commune noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C] in some ​countries, a ​unit of ​localgovernment

communeverb [I]

uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/ formal
(Definition of commune from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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communenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·jun/
politics & government the ​smallestunit of ​localgovernment in some ​countries
A commune is also a ​group of ​people who ​live and ​work together and ​shareresponsibilities.
(Definition of commune from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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communenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɒmjuːn/
GOVERNMENT in some countries, a ​unit of ​localgovernment: In Italy, the commune is the basic ​administrativedivision 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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