Definition of gemeinschaft
: a spontaneously arising organic social relationship characterized by strong reciprocal bonds of sentiment and kinship within a common tradition; also : a community or society characterized by this relationship — compare gesellschaft
Origin and Etymology of gemeinschaft
German, community, from gemein common, general (from Old High German gimeini) + -schaft -ship — more at mean
First Known Use: 1937
Rhymes with gemeinschaft
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