noun, plural ge·mein·schaf·ten [German guh-mahyn-shahf-tuh n] /German gəˈmaɪnˌʃɑf tən/. (often initial capital letter)
Origin of gemeinschaft
Examples from the Web for gemeinschaft
Historical Examples of gemeinschaft
For lack of a more suitable English equivalent I have translated Gemeinschaft as communion.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
They went by the name of the Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, and the fervours of the community were at least those of genuine votaries.The Youth of Goethe
Peter Hume Brown
noun plural -schaften (German -ʃaftən)
Word Origin for gemeinschaft
1887, from German gemeinschaft "social relationship based on affection or kinship" (contrasted with gesellschaft), from gemein "common, general" + -schaft "-ship."