Webster 1913 Edition
Common possession or enjoyment; participation;
communityof all things.
communityof thought and feeling.
A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations;
as, a. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.
Creatures that in
Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
Burdens upon the poorer classes of the
☞ In this sense, the term should be used with the definite article; as, the interests of the community.
Common character; likeness.
communityof nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.
Eyes . . . sick and blunted with
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Properly, common possession or enjoyment; as a community of goods.
It is a confirmation of the original community of all things.
2.A society of people, having common rights and privileges, or common interests, civil, political or ecclesiastical; or living under the same laws and regulations. This word may signify a commonwealth or state, a body politic, or a particular society or order of men within a state, as a community of monks; and it is often used for the public or people in general, without very definite limits.