communitarian 1841 (n.), "member of a commune," from COMMUNITY (Cf. community) + ending from utilitarian, etc. The adj. is attested from 1909.

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  • communitarian — /keuh myooh ni tair ee euhn/, n. 1. a member of a communistic community. 2. an advocate of such a community. [1835 45; COMMUNIT(Y) + ARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • communitarian — n. member of a communist group or community; advocate of communist ideas, one who supports common ownership of property …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • communitarian — com·mu·ni·tar·i·an …   English syllables

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  • communitarian — /kəˌmjunəˈtɛəriən/ (say kuh.myoohnuh tairreeuhn) noun 1. a member of a communistic community. 2. an advocate of such a community …   Australian English dictionary