Their physical condition became probably as good as that of any other village community in the world.
Nor in all probability was the village community a large body.
The village community managed its own affairs, and claimed a joint proprietorship in all the land within the village area.
This is the markgenossenschaft, the village community of the West.
The houses of all the rest of the village community were plundered in the same manner.
Such a village community was not the least honourable item in the sum of New England civilisation.
The zamindar was conspicuous and useful; the village community and the cultivating ryot did not force themselves into notice.
The republican city has long since passed away, but the seed of democracy remains planted deeply in the village community.
Moreover, the village community was not a body that could declare the law of the tribe or nation.
I do not think any finer gift could be given to a village community than a collection of useful and entertaining books.