Definition of communalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈmjuːnəlɪzəm//
    , BrE//ˈkɒmjənəlɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmjənəlɪzəm//
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  1. 1the fact of living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities
  2. 2(Indian English) a strong sense of belonging to a particular, especially religious, community, which can lead to extreme behaviour or violence towards others
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