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  1. A farm owned by a collection of people.
  2. (grammar) A collective noun or name.
  1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
  2. (obsolete): Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
  3. (grammar): Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, etc.
  4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, of his sons. -Young.
  1. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
    Etymology: collectivus: confer collectif.

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