Communal meaning

kə-myo͝onəl, kŏmyə-
The definition of communal is something shared or decided by all members of a given community.

When there is a closet full of clothes that belong to everyone in a group, this is an example of a closet that would be described as a communal closet.

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Of or relating to a community.
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Of or relating to a commune.
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Designating or of social or economic organization in which there is common ownership of property.
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Pertaining to a community.
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Shared by a community; public.
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Of a commune or communes.
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Of or belonging to the community; shared, or participated in, by all; public.
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Origin of communal

  • French from Late Latin commūnālis from Latin commūnis common common

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French communal, from Latin commūnālis.

    From Wiktionary