Simple Definition of communal
: shared or used by members of a group or community
: relating to or involving members of a commune (sense 1)
: relating to a situation in which you are doing something with other people
Full Definition of communal
communalizeplay \kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌlīz, ˈkäm-yə-\ transitive verb
Examples of communal in a sentence
The tribe lived in communal huts.
the communal experience of riding on the train
Origin and Etymology of communal
French, from Late Latin communalis, from Latin communis
First Known Use: 1800
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