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community n

pl: -ties
1 : the people who live in a particular place or region and usually are linked by some common interests
2 a : the mass of community property owned by a husband and wife [a spouse may not…lease to a third person his undivided interest in the or in particular things of the "Louisiana Civil Code"]
b : the entity created upon the marriage of a husband and wife for the purposes of ownership of property in community property states [an agreement terminating the ] see also community property at property, regime

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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