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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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community charge

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 40 words.

(in the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in ...

community

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. 38 words.

A a body of people associated by common status, pursuits, etc. XIV;

B common character XV. Late ME. comunete

Community Charge

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 106 words.

The official euphemistic name for the controversial local tax introduced by the Conservative government in 1990. It was levied

European Community / European Union

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

Care in the community

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 182 words.

The policy of giving care and treatment to patients, especially the infirm and those suffering from mental illness, in their

Oneida Community, The

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

Community, The Oneida

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

preceptory

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

a subordinate community of the Knights Templar; the provincial estate or manor supporting such a community; the buildings in which such a community was housed....

umma

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

the whole community of Muslims bound together by ties of religion. The word is Arabic and means literally, ‘people, community’....

Wassermann test

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 146 words.

August von Wassermann (1866–1925), born in Romberg, Bavaria, received his medical degree and then joined the research community

Tribe

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 81 words.

A term that has traditionally been cognate with the unit of population or community known as tuath, but the

Tuath

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 57 words.

Originally construed as synonymous with Tribe, the old Irish word tuath is now understood as a community of people

Maelrubha (fl.7th–8th centuries)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 55 words.

A member of the Bangor community. He left for Iona and spent nearly 50 years (673–722) as a

Muintir na Tíre

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 100 words.

A community development organization based on the principles of cooperation and Christian charity, founded in 1931 by Canon John Hayes

Next Parish, Boston

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

A descriptive phrase applied to many Atlantic seaboard communities, from which emigration to that ‘next parish’ was invariably high.

Dunquin School

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 153 words.

Dunquin, a small community in the far west of the west Kerry Gaeltacht, became famous when the Fianna Fáil

Brixton

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 386 words.

The beacon of south London's black community, Brixton lies east of Clapham and north of Streatham. Brixton was ‘Brixiges

De Beauvoir Town

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 92 words.

A contrasting community of council tower blocks and early Victorian villas in west Dalston, separated from Hoxton by the

Eastbury Manor House

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 70 words.

A National Trust property managed by Barking and Dagenham council as an arts, heritage and community resource. This grade I

Baitul Futuh

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 72 words.

An imposing mosque built by London's Ahmadiyya Muslim community on the site of a former Express Dairies bottling plant in