Definitions for: Commune

[n] a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
[n] the smallest administrative district of several European countries (Belgium and France and Italy and Switzerland)
[v] communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
[v] receive Communion, in the Catholic church

Webster (1913) Definition: Com*mune", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Communed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Communing.] [OF. communier, fr. L. communicare to
communicate, fr. communis common. See Common, and cf.
1. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to
interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.

I would commune with you of such things That want no
ear but yours. --Shak.

2. To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or
Lord's supper.

To commune under both kinds. --Bp. Burnet.

To commune with one's self or one's heart, to think; to
reflect; to meditate.

Com"mune, n.
Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between

For days of happy commune dead. --Tennyson.

Com"mune, n. [F., fr. commun. See Common.]
1. The commonalty; the common people. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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.

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

3. Absolute municipal self-government.

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.

See Also: administrative district, administrative division, assemblage, communicate, covenant, gathering, intercommunicate, pray, territorial division

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