commune
I. verb (communed; communing) Etymology: Middle English, to share, receive Communion, from Anglo-French communer, cummunier, from Late Latin communicare, from Latin Date: 15th century transitive verb obsolete talk over, discuss <
have more to commune — Shakespeare
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intransitive verb 1. to receive Communion 2. to communicate intimately <
commune with nature
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II. noun Etymology: French, alteration of Middle French comugne, from Medieval Latin communia, from Latin, neuter plural of communis Date: 1673 1. the smallest administrative district of many countries especially in Europe 2. commonalty 1a 3. community: as a. a medieval usually municipal corporation b. (1) mir (2) an often rural community organized on a communal basis

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