- 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.
- pertaining to a commune or a community: communal life.
- engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.
Origin of communal
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Related Words for communallyconsistently, commonly, universally, collectively, ensemble, jointly, together, unanimously, wholly, communally, cooperatively, unitedly, popularly, concertedly, consensually, harmoniously, undisputedly
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Historical Examples of communally
And then, perhaps, historians might be able to deal a little more with the good that men do communally than with the evil.
- 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
Word Origin and History for communally
1811 in reference to communes; 1843 in reference to communities, from French communal (Old French comunal, 12c.), from Late Latin communalis, from communa (see commune (n.)).