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communes, plural;
  1. Share one's intimate thoughts or feelings with (someone or something), esp. when the exchange is on a spiritual level
    • - the purpose of praying is to commune with God
  2. Feel in close spiritual contact with
    • - he spent an hour communing with nature on the bank of a stream
  3. Receive Holy Communion

  1. A group of people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities

  2. A communal settlement in a communist country

  3. The smallest French territorial division for administrative purposes

  4. A similar division elsewhere

  5. The group that seized the municipal government of Paris in the French Revolution and played a leading part in the Reign of Terror until suppressed in 1794

  6. The municipal government organized on communalistic principles elected in Paris in 1871. It was soon brutally suppressed by government troops

  1. communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
  2. the smallest administrative district of several European countries
  3. a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
  4. receive Communion, in the Catholic church
  5. A commune is an intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, property, possessions, resources, work, and income. ...
  6. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. A municipality is typically governed by a mayor and a city council or municipal council.
  7. Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultural production cooperative in which members-owners engage jointly in farming activities.
  8. Commune is a bluffing-based card game that requires knowledge of the poker hands and much strategic thinking. It is best played in a large group of people, and does not require use of a table or playing surface.
  9. Black Bear Ranch is an intentional community located in Siskiyou County, California, founded in 1968, with the slogan "free land for free people. ...
  10. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or gemeinden in Germany. ...
  11. A small community, often rural, whose members share in the ownership of property, and in the division of labour; the members of such a community; A local political division in many European countries; To be together with; to contemplate or absorb
  12. (Communes) Experiments in group living in the 1960's.
  13. (Communes) forms of organization based on egalitarian living by people who share common values. Communes have very little division of labor; everyone is equally involved in the same type of work.
  14. A small group of individual who voluntarily live together and collectively share resources and work.
  15. An collective household that operates like an extended family. Usually shares a common purse, common ownership, makes collective policy about all aspects of communal life and emphasises the welfare of the group, emulating family and social life. ...
  16. living arrangements where work and goods are shared within the group. Communes were popular among hippies and other counter-cultural groups.
  17. a) The basic unit of local government and administration in France. Established after the French Revolution in 1789, the commune system of local administration was designed for another age, in which France was very much a rural nation. ...
  18. An all-purpose term, adopted during the Revolution, for any municipality, whether a small village or a major city. It could also refer collectively to the members of a local government.
  19. Referring to the Paris Commune of 1871, which is often referred to as the first, however brief, successful workers' revolution.
  20. A government owned farms where peasants work on a quota system.
  21. Term often used for a medieval town, or for the council which ran it. Used for city council of Paris during revolution of 1789-95. Used to describe elected revolutionary committee which ran city for workers in 1871. ...
  22. A group of people who choose to live, work and voluntarilly submit to the authority of the group for the enrichment of the whole.
  23. the smallest territorial district in some European countries. More commonly used to denote a small group of people living communally, working together and sharing proceeds, etc.
  24. A self governing body made up mostly of merchants who formed independent fortified cities with their own laws and administration apart from the feudal and manorial systems.
  25. In Paris the Commune was made up of representatives from the Sections and as such was a radical force in the early 1790's. Immediately following Thermidor, many of these individuals were executed, and many of the Commune's functions taken over by national government.