[ kuh-myoon-l, kom-yuh-nl ]
/ kəˈmyun l, ˈkɒm yə nl /
used or shared in common by everyone in a group: a communal jug of wine.
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.
engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.
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Origin of communal
com·mu·nal·ly, adverbin·ter·com·mu·nal, adjectivenon·com·mu·nal, adjectivenon·com·mu·nal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for communally
And then, perhaps, historians might be able to deal a little more with the good that men do communally than with the evil.
British Dictionary definitions for communally
/ (ˈkɒmjʊnəl) /
belonging or relating to a community as a whole
relating to different groups within a societycommunal strife
of or relating to a commune or a religious community
Derived Formscommunality (ˌkɒmjʊˈnælɪtɪ), nouncommunally, adverb
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