community relations

pl n

the particular state of affairs in an area where potentially conflicting ethnic, religious, cultural, political, or linguistic groups live togethercommunity relations in this neighbourhood were strained before the riots
  1. social engineering or mediating work with conflicting groupshe spent ten years in community relations
  2. (as modifier)a community-relations officer

Nearby words

  1. community policing,
  2. community programme,
  3. community property,
  4. community psychiatry,
  5. community psychology,
  6. community school,
  7. community service,
  8. community services administration,
  9. community singing,
  10. community support officer

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