Definition of communal
- a communal organization
- a communal kitchen
- gathered for a communal meal
- communal violence
The tribe lived in communal huts.
the communal experience of riding on the train
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First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
: 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
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