Origin of commensal
Related formscom·men·sal·ism, nouncom·men·sal·i·ty [kom-en-sal-i-tee] /ˌkɒm ɛnˈsæl ɪ ti/, nouncom·men·sal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for commensality
The rule is a very ancient Semitic one, due to the old connection between sacrifice and commensality.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
In some parts of Travancore, the latter do not even enjoy the privilege of commensality with the other Izhavas.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Among the Greeks the right of commensality, or eating together, was restricted.