Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a commune; public.

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Usage examples "communal":

  1. The responsibility is individual, not communal. - "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
  2. By his action in nationalising himself a Japanese, when he married Setsu Koizumi, his son is a Japanese, born in Japan under Japanese conditions, and unless he throws off all family ties and responsibilities, which, being the eldest son, are- according to communal law in Japan- considerable, he must submit to this inexorable destiny. - "Lafcadio Hearn", Nina H. Kennard.
  3. Or did it make the public, that it fitted With such exactness in the communal life? - "Domesday Book", Edgar Lee Masters.