com·mu·ni·ty n pl -ties1: the people who live in a particular place or region and usu. are linked by some common interests2 a: the mass of community property owned by a husband and wifea spouse may not...lease to a third person his undivided interest in the community or in particular things of the community — Louisiana Civil Codeb: the entity created upon the marriage of a husband and wife for the purposes of ownership of property in community property states
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
body, body politic, borough, citizenry, city, civilization, civitas, commonalty, commonwealth, commune, group, inhabitants, kinship, locality, municipality, neighborhood, partnership, people, polity, populace, population, respublica, society, town
associated concepts: community estate, community interest, community of right or interest, community property
body (collection), civic, coalition, constituency, contact (association), denomination, joint, organization (association), populace, population, public (open), public, society, sodality
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) A locality or the people who live in it.(2) A group of people who share a religion, profession, or other characteristic.(3) A group of states or nations with common interests.(4) The sense of fellowship that comes from sharing a home, interests, or characteristics.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n.1 A group of people living together or in the same locality or who share interests or a sense of identity.2 The area, district, locality, neighborhood, or vicinity where a group of people lives.@ marital communityA married couple in a community property state.@ community notification law=>> Megan's Law.@ community of interestn. A common grievance, interest, or other similarity among a group of people that justifies treating them as a class for legal purposes.See also action.@ community propertyn. In a community property state, the income and property acquired by a couple during the course of their marriage, except for the income or property obtained solely by one of them by gift or inheritance.@ community property staten. A state in which income or property acquired by a husband or wife during the course of their marriage, except for the income or property obtained solely by one of them by gift or inheritance, is community property.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.