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 for Commune
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commune \Com"mune\ (k[o^]m"m[=u]n), n.
     Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between
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           For days of happy commune dead.          --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commune \Com"mune\ (k[o^]m"m[=u]n), n. [F., fr. commun. See
     1. The commonalty; the common people. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              In this struggle -- to use the technical words of
              the time -- of the "commune", the general mass of
              the inhabitants, against the "prudhommes" or "wiser"
              few.                                  --J. R. Green.
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     2. A small territorial district in France under the
        government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the
        inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See
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     3. Absolute municipal self-government.
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     4. a group of people living together as an organized
        community and owning in common most or all of their
        property and possessions, and sharing work, income, and
        many other aspects of daily life. Such sommunities are
        oftten organized based on religious or idealistic
        principles, and they sometimes have unconventional
        lifestyles, practises, or moral codes.
     The Commune of Paris, or The Commune
        (a) The government established in Paris (1792-94) by a
            usurpation of supreme power on the part of
            representatives chosen by the communes; the period of
            its continuance is known as the "Reign of Terror."
        (b) The revolutionary government, modeled on the commune
            of 1792, which the communists, so called, attempted to
            establish in 1871.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commune \Com*mune"\ (k[o^]m*m[=u]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Communed (k[o^]m*m[=u]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Communing.]
     [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to communicate, fr.
     communis common. See Common, and cf. Communicate.]
     1. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to
        interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
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              I would commune with you of such things
              That want no ear but yours.           --Shak.
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     2. To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or
        Lord's supper.
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              To commune under both kinds.          --Bp. Burnet.
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     To commune with one's self or To commune with one's
     heart, to think; to reflect; to meditate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the smallest administrative district of several European
      2: a body of people or families living together and sharing
      v 1: communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened,
           intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
      2: receive Communion, in the Catholic church [syn: commune,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "commune":
     Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, ashram,
     bailiwick, bishopric, body, borough, canton, caste, city, clan,
     class, colony, commonage, commoners, commonwealth, community,
     congressional district, constablewick, county, departement,
     diocese, district, duchy, economic class, electoral district,
     electorate, endogamous group, extended family, family, gens,
     government, hamlet, hundred, kinship group, magistracy, metropolis,
     metropolitan area, moiety, nuclear family, oblast, okrug, order,
     parish, people, phratria, phratry, phyle, plebeians, plebes,
     populace, precinct, principality, province, rank and file, region,
     riding, settlement, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty,
     social class, society, soke, stake, state, subcaste, territory,
     third estate, totem, town, township, village, wapentake, ward

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