Definition of communitas in English:

communitas

Pronunciation /kəˈmjuːnɪtas/ /kəˈmjuːnɪtɑːs/

noun

  • 1historical A community; a body of people acting collectively; (Law) = "corporation".

  • 2Anthropology
    A strong sense of solidarity and bonding that develops among people experiencing a ritual, rite of passage, or other transitional state together.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. From classical Latin commūnitās community.