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communitas

[kuh-myoo-ni-tahs] /kəˈmyu nɪˌtɑs/
noun, Anthropology.
1.
the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group.
Origin of communitas
From Latin; See origin at community
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  • Ergo communitas qudam et plurimorum inter se differentium similitudo notio est; cujus notionis aliud genus est, aliud forma.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • The title of communitas Venetiarum, long disused in actual practice, was formally changed to the Signoria.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • It does not even mean that each burgess holds immediately of the king, the communitas intervening as farmer of the kings rents.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

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