communitas

[ kuh-myoo-ni-tahs ]
/ kəˈmyu nɪˌtɑs /

noun Anthropology.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for communitas

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

    Aristotle|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