What does the word commune mean?

Usage examples for commune

  1. Chamouny is the chief place in the commune to which it gives name, and which is inhabited by a remarkably hardy and intelligent peasantry. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  2. But suppose the village here, the commune, were to make up the remainder, simply to get things going again? – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  3. A member of the revolutionary commune, he had directed its operations, and had afterwards been appointed minister of justice. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet