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communitarian

[kuh-myoo-ni-tair-ee-uh n] /kəˌmyu nɪˈtɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a member of a communistic community.
2.
an advocate of such a community.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; communit(y) + -arian
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Examples for communitarian
  • The communitarian instinct is not strong among these entrepreneurs.
  • He also promoted the ideal of highly organized communitarian settlements, built on the model of an expanded family.
  • communitarian tensions have turned into a lethal distraction.
  • Looking beyond communitarian ideology, the volume offers a more detailed discussion of citizenship in contemporary society.
  • During the next several years, the church abandoned its efforts to establish a self-sufficient, communitarian economy.
British Dictionary definitions for communitarian

communitarian

/kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a member of a communist community
2.
an advocate of communalism
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Word Origin and History for communitarian
n.

1841, "member of a commune," from community + ending from utilitarian, etc. The adjective is attested from 1909.

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