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Overview page. Subjects: History — Sociology.

(in China) A small district of local government; in China the basic unit of agricultural organization and rural local government from 1958 to about 1978. Cooperatives were formed when the...

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commune

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 39 words.

in France, territorial division XVIII; (hist.) commonalty, corporation XIX. — F. commune, earlier †comugne — medL. commūnia,

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commune

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 87 words.

Generally, a group of people larger than a family who live together and hold productive property in common. Communes take

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 98 words.

afternoon, attune, autoimmune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, bestrewn, boon, Boone, bridoon, buffoon, Cameroon, Cancún, cardoon, cartoon, Changchun, cocoon, commune,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 98 words.

afternoon, attune, autoimmune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, bestrewn, boon, Boone, bridoon, buffoon, Cameroon, Cancún, cardoon, cartoon, Changchun, cocoon, commune,

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Communes

George Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 625 words.

The commune (Italian comune) was a self-governing, quasi-republican city. As an institutional form it became common in the 10th

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Communes

Bonnie G. Smith.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1529 words.

Women have participated in the formation and governance of communes—also known as voluntary communities or intentional communities—for centuries. In general,

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commune

Overview page. Subjects: History — Sociology.

(in China) A small district of local government; in China the basic unit of agricultural organization and rural local government from 1958 to about 1978. Cooperatives were formed when the...

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Communes

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam.

in The Sleep of Behemoth

February 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 15052 words.

This chapter considers how churchmen came to terms with communes during the twelfth century. Communal charters and accounts of uprising suggest that communards used the vocabulary of...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(in Europe) A medieval western European town which had acquired specific privileges by purchase or force. The privileges might include a charter of liberties, freedom to elect councils,...

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commune <i>v</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 8 words.

m ˈkɒmjǝn, kǝˈmju:n

sp common1, commune4

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