a. held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
Sentence in Classic:
The superintendent was a bookish, underfed man who worked hard at rousing artificial enthusiasm, at trying to make the audience cheer by dividing them into competitive squads and telling them that they were intelligent and made splendid communal noises.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context