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 (kə-myo͞o′nəl, kŏm′yə-)
1. Of or relating to a commune.
2. Of or relating to a community.
a. Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
b. Marked by collective ownership and control of goods and property.

[French, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis, common; see common.]

com′mu·nal′i·ty (kŏm′yə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
com·mu′nal·ly adv.
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(ˌkɒm yəˈnæl ɪ ti)

1. the state or condition of being communal.
2. a feeling or spirit of cooperation and belonging in a group.
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