communal communal  /kə ˈmju nəl/


  1. (adj) for or by a group rather than individuals
  2. (adj) relating to a small administrative district or community

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  1. Emmy Hopeful: Monica Potter - 'Parenthood'

    From day one, Parenthood has been TV's go-to-source for cathartic crying. But after three seasons of happy and sad tears, NBC's family drama reached an emotional zenith in season four when Kristina Braverman was diagnosed with breast cancer. What followed was the single best portrayal of the physical, mental, spiritual and communal toll cancer takes on the afflicted and their kin.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ET Online via omg!

  2. Is Communal Dining On The Wane?

    Elizabeth Restaurant's experiment with fine dining communal seating has ended. Is that a good thing? [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicagoist

  3. NW New Works: dental hygiene, stunning solo work, and more

    On the Boards’ 30th NW New Works Festival features 17 regional acts, including some hilarious communal dental hygiene from Seattle’s AJA (the A is Silent) and stunning solo work from Canada’s Josh Martin. The festival continues through June 16, 2013.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "India's resources are not to be divided on communal lines. Every Indian, irrespective of his religion, has equal rights over the country's resources," BJP president Rajnath Singh said.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Manmohan Singh Source: GulfNews

  2. "I call on the people to remain calm and not give in to deliberate provocations aimed at fanning communal hatred and violence; remain vigilant against the forces of terror, and continue to assist the Police and Security Forces in the task of...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Asian Tribune

  3. The bombers may have been aiming "to create communal tension," said Vasundhara Raje, the chief minister of Rajasthan state, of which Jaipur is the capital. "But there is peace in the city. The curfew was a precaution."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Vasundhara Raje Source: Arab News

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