from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a commune.
  • adj. Of or relating to a community.
  • adj. Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
  • adj. Marked by collective ownership and control of goods and property.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a community.
  • adj. Shared by a community; public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a commune.
  • adj. resembling a commune{4} or the practises of a commune{4}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a commune; belonging to the people of a commune: as, communal organization; communal land.
  • Communistic. See communalism.
  • Of or pertaining to the commune of Paris (which see, under commune).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a small administrative district or community
  • adj. for or by a group rather than individuals


French, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis, common; see common.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin commūnālis. (Wiktionary)



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