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A member or supporter of a small cooperative or a collectivist community.

com·mu′ni·tar′i·an adj.
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a communist community
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an advocate of communalism
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(kəˌmyu nɪˈtɛər i ən)

1. a member of a communistic community.
2. an advocate of such a community.
com•mu`ni•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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