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noun Anthropology.
  1. the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group.
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Origin of communitas

From Latin; see origin at community
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Historical Examples

  • Ergo communitas qudam et plurimorum inter se differentium similitudo notio est; cujus notionis aliud genus est, aliud forma.


    George Grote

  • The title of Communitas Venetiarum, long disused in actual practice, was formally changed to the Signoria.

  • 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