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  • group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization)
  • commune or residential/religious collective
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Com*mu"ni*ty (?), n.; pl. Communities (#). [L. communitas: cf. OF. communité. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common.] 1. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.

The original community of all things.
Locke.

An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
W. Irving.

2. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.

Creatures that in communities exist.
Wordsworth.

3. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.

Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community.
Hallam.

&fist; In this sense, the term should be used with the definite article; as, the interests of the community.

4. Common character; likeness. [R.]

The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.
H. Spencer.

5. Commonness; frequency. [Obs.]

Eyes . . . sick and blunted with community.
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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