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commensality

the act of eating together (literally ‘sharing the same table’); the social sharing of FOOD providing symbolic and social, as well as biological, sustenance. Both domestic and status relations are usually reflected in patterns of commensality, e.g. see CASTE. In more general terms, in a sense suggested by LÉVI-STRAUSS, ‘food is both good to eat and think’.
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Commensality promotes a strong and expressive conviviality in particular circumstances.
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But, their general economic condition allowed them greater autonomy to maintain caste based rules of endogamy and commensality (247).
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