Communalism Definition

kə-myo͝onə-lĭzəm, kŏmyə-nə-
noun
A theory or system of government in which communes or local communities, sometimes on an ethnic or religious basis, have virtual autonomy within a federated state.
Webster's New World
Belief in or practice of communal ownership, as of goods and property.
American Heritage
Strong devotion to the interests of one's own minority or ethnic group rather than those of society as a whole.
American Heritage
The conflicting allegiance resulting from this.
Webster's New World
Communal organization.
Webster's New World
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Noun

Singular:
communalism
Plural:
communalisms

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