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Definitions of communion

  1. the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of sharing; community; participation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Intercourse; fellowship; common possession; a religious body; Communion, the sacrament of t he Lord's Supper or the partaking of it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of communing: mutual intercourse: fellowship: common possession: interchange of transactions: union in religious service: the body of people who so unite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of communing; fellowship; body of Christians; celebration of the Lord's Supper. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of communing; sympathetic intercourse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The Lord's Supper, or the act of partaking of it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Mutual intercourse between two persons or more; fellowship; communication; mutual intercourse or union in religious worship, or in doctrine and discipline; the Lord's Supper; a body of Christians who have one common faith and discipline; union of professing Christians in a particular church. Communion service, in the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, the office for the administration of the Holy Sacrament. Communion table, the altar table, or table on which the Lord's Supper is laid, and at which it is administered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Familiar intercourse between two or more persons; intimate intercourse or union; concord; a body of Christians who have the same tenets of belief and forms of worship; the celebration of the Lord's Supper, or the partaking of it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for communion

  1. One great element of his strength is going to be this: A marvellous revelation that is to come to him of how all his past has been filled with the power of that spirit with which he has at last entered into communion to which he has at last submitted himself. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  2. And now Sir Henry and Lady Harcourt were to try the world in sweet communion together. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
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