gemeinschaft

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noun ge·mein·schaft \ gə-ˈmīn-ˌshäft \

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


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