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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Medieval Latin communia, from Latin communis; COMMON1

commune

1 noun
     
Related topics: Government
com‧mune1 [countable]
1 a group of people who live together and who share the work and their possessions:
a hippie commune
2PG the smallest unit of local government in countries such as France and Belgium
3TA a group of people in a Communist country who work as a team on a farm, and give what they produce to the state

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