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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Communism  \Com"mu*nism\,  n.  [F.  communisme,  fr  commun  common.] 
  A  scheme  of  equalizing  the  social  conditions  of  life; 
  specifically,  a  scheme  which  contemplates  the  abolition  of 
  inequalities  in  the  possession  of  property,  as  by 
  distributing  all  wealth  equally  to  all  or  by  holding  all 
  wealth  in  common  for  the  equal  use  and  advantage  of  all 
 
  Note:  At  different  times,  and  in  different  countries,  various 
  schemes  pertaining  to  socialism  in  government  and  the 
  conditions  of  domestic  life,  as  well  as  in  the 
  distribution  of  wealth,  have  been  called  communism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  communism 
  n  1:  a  form  of  socialism  that  abolishes  private  ownership 
  2:  a  political  theory  favoring  collectivism  in  a  classless 
  society 




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