noun Anthropology.

the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group.

Origin of communitas

From Latin; see origin at community Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for communitas

Historical Examples of communitas

  • 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