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- n. An association or group of individuals sharing common beliefs, attitudes, and tastes; a fellowship.
- n. A society or group characterized by a strong sense of common identity, personal relationships, and attachments to various concerns.
From German Gemeinschaft ("community"), equivalent to gemein (“common”) + -schaft (“-ship”). More at mean, -ship. Compare to English gesellschaft (Wiktionary)