com·mu·nal (kə-mynəl, kŏmyə-)
1. Of or relating to a commune.
2. Of or relating to a community.
a. Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
b. Marked by collective ownership and control of goods and property.
[French, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis, common; see COMMON.]
com′mu·nali·ty (kŏm′yə-nălĭ-tē) n.
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