communitarian

[kuh-myoo-ni-tair-ee-uh n]
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noun

a member of a communistic community.
an advocate of such a community.

Nearby words

  1. communist china,
  2. communist international,
  3. communist manifesto,
  4. communist party,
  5. communistic,
  6. communitas,
  7. community,
  8. community antenna television,
  9. community association,
  10. community card

Origin of communitarian

First recorded in 1835–45; communit(y) + -arian

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British Dictionary definitions for communitarian

communitarian

noun

a member of a communist community
an advocate of communalism
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Word Origin and History for communitarian

communitarian

n.

1841, "member of a commune," from community + ending from utilitarian, etc. The adjective is attested from 1909.

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