Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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From German Gemeinschaft ("community"), equivalent to gemein (“common”) +‎ -schaft (“-ship”). More at mean, -ship. Compare to English gesellschaft

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