Pronunciation: (ku-myOOn'l, kom'yu-nl), [key]
1. used or shared in common by everyone in a group: a communal jug of wine.
2. of, by, or belonging to the people of a community; shared or participated in by the public: communal land; Building the playground was a communal project.
3. pertaining to a commune or a community: communal life.
4. engaged in by or involving two or more communities: communal conflict.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.