1 adj Communal means relating to particular groups in a country or society.
Communal violence broke out in different parts of the country., ...inter-communal relations.
2 adj You use communal to describe something that is shared by a group of people.
usu ADJ n
The inmates ate in a communal dining room., ...communal ownership.
communally adv usu ADV after v
Meals are taken communally in the dining room.
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