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1    a system or theory of government in which the state is seen as a loose federation of self-governing communities  
2    an electoral system in which ethnic groups vote separately for their own representatives  
3    loyalty to the interests of one's own ethnic group rather than to society as a whole  
4    the practice or advocacy of communal living or ownership  
  communalist      n  
  communalistic      adj  
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