- 1Shared by all members of a community; for common use: a communal bathroom and kitchenMore example sentences
- Two people shared a room and the entire floor shared a communal bathroom and shower room.
- If the claim is in respect of defects in the common parts or communal areas of a block of flats, the claim must be made by the Management Company or in Scotland, the Factor.
- The wart viral infection is a common occurrence in communal bathing, spa or health club facilities.
- 1.1Involving the sharing of work and property: communal livingMore example sentences
- Mrs Silk stressed the point that it was an aim of theirs to promote and encourage integrated communal living and shared responsibility wherever possible.
- They shared all property and led a communal existence.
- In the Faroes and St Kilda, the nesting grounds were communal property, so everyone had a stake in leaving enough birds to breed for next year.
- 1.2Relating to or done by a community: communal pride in impressive local buildingsMore example sentences
- They strengthened and gave us pride in our communal bonds.
- This collection represents a communal plea for peace from those who have had little of it in their lives.
- But this is a communal achievement, one that shows us a side of Belfast we never normally see.
- 2(Of conflict) between different communities, especially those having different religions or ethnic origins: violent communal riotsMore example sentences
- Contained in the impasse over the formation of a new government are the seeds of a descent into communal conflict and civil war.
- Fifty-five years of rule under the national bourgeoisie has created a cauldron of ethnic and communal strife, poverty and illiteracy.
- He argued that the attacks were not religiously motivated but designed to destabilize the country by creating communal conflicts.
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- In reality it merely denotes a certain geographic communality, and the acceptance of the basic shared heritage.
- But in working on this history project these students learn something about themselves and communality.
- This communality is central to the ethos, where each house contains a mix of people who benefit from living together but have room to express their own habits and tastes.
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- ‘There was no formal decision to live communally,’ Maher says.
- With the addition of land to which title is held by state governments, the total amount of American land owned communally is 39.8 percent.
- People also have a tendency not to take breaks communally anymore except for the odd lunch or drinks after work.
early 19th century (in the sense 'relating to a commune, especially the Paris Commune'): from French, from late Latin communalis, from communis (see common).