gemeinschaft

noun
ge·​mein·​schaft | \ gə-ˈmīn-ˌshäft How to pronounce gemeinschaft (audio) \

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

First Known Use of gemeinschaft

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gemeinschaft

German, community, from gemein common, general (from Old High German gimeini) + -schaft -ship — more at mean

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“Gemeinschaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemeinschaft. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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