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Meaning of communal

com•mu•nal

Pronunciation: (ku-myn'l, kom'yu-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. used or shared in common by everyone in a group: a communal jug of wine.
  2. of, by, or belonging to the people of a community; shared or participated in by the public: communal land; Building the playground was a communal project.
  3. pertaining to a commune or a community: communal life.
  4. engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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