communal

[kuh-myoon-l, kom-yuh-nl]
adjective
1.
used or shared in common by everyone in a group: a communal jug of wine.
2.
of, by, or belonging to the people of a community; shared or participated in by the public: communal land; Building the playground was a communal project.
3.
pertaining to a commune or a community: communal life.
4.
engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.

Origin:
1805–15; < French < Latin commūnālis, equivalent to commūn(e) commune3 + -ālis -al1

communally, adverb
intercommunal, adjective
noncommunal, adjective
noncommunally, adverb
uncommunal, adjective


2. public, common, collective.
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communal (ˈkɒmjʊnəl)
 
adj
1.  belonging or relating to a community as a whole
2.  relating to different groups within a society: communal strife
3.  of or relating to a commune or a religious community
 
communality
 
n
 
'communally
 
adv

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communal
from Fr. communal (O.Fr. comunal, 12c.), from L.L. communalis, from communa (see commune (n.)). From 1811 in ref. to communes; 1843 in ref. to communities.
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Example sentences
Some college students are fortunate enough to have access to a communal kitchen
  space in their dorm.
So all property is communal and right in which the government has no power over
  property.
These bacteria aren't found in solitary bees, so they seem to be tied to
  communal living.
For large parties willing to try it, there's a communal feast of seven
  preparations of beef.
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