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



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmjuːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmjuːn//
    [countable + singular or plural verb] House location
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  1. 1a group of people who live together and share responsibilities, possessions, etc. a 1970s hippy commune She lives in a commune.
  2. 2the smallest division of local government in France and some other countries See related entries: House location
  3. Word Originnoun late 17th cent. (in sense (2)): from French, from medieval Latin communia, neuter plural of Latin communis ‘common’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commune

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