Definition of “commune” - English Dictionary

“commune” in American English

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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.

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

“commune” in Business English

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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.

(Definition of “commune” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)