communion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin communion-, communio mutual participation, from communis Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of sharing 2. a. capitalized a Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as memorials of Christ's death or as symbols for the realization of a spiritual union between Christ and communicant or as the body and blood of Christ b. the act of receiving Communion c. capitalized the part of a Communion service in which the sacrament is received 3. intimate fellowship or rapport ; communication 4. a body of Christians having a common faith and discipline <
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  • Communion — may refer to: Communion (Christian), the relationship between Christians as individuals or Churches Full communion, a term used when two (or more) distinct Christian Churches say they are sharing the same communion The Communion of Saints, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Communion — Com*mun ion, n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See {Common}.] 1. The act of sharing; community; participation. This communion of goods. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • communion — COMMUNION. subst. fém. Union de plusieurs personnes dans une même foi. La Communion des Fidèles. La Communion de l Église Romaine. La Communion de l Église Grecque, etc. Il est dans la Communion, hors de la Communion de l Eglise. Il s est séparé …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • communion — [kə myo͞on′yən] n. [ME communioun < OFr communion < L communio, a sharing (in LL(Ec), the sacrament of communion) < communis,COMMON] 1. the act of sharing; possession in common; participation [a communion of interest] 2. the act of… …   English World dictionary

  • Communion — Communion, Gemeinschaft. Vereinigen wollte Jesus Christus durch seine Lehre die große Menschengesellschaft zu einer Gemeinschaft. Er wollte sie umschlingen mit dem Banden heiliger, brüderlicher Liebe. Er wollte, daß Brüder seien und Schwestern… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • communion — ► NOUN 1) the sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings. 2) (also Holy Communion) the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared; the Eucharist. 3) an allied group of Christian Churches or communities: the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Communion — (v. lat. Communio), 1) Gemeinschaft, so C. bonorum, Gütergemeinschaft; C. attributorum divinorum (Dogm.), s. u. Christus II. A) a) bb); 2) gemeinschaftlicher Besitz, Theilhabung mehrerer Personen an einer Sache, die nicht durch sich selbst… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • communion — COMMUNION: La première communion : le plus beau jour de la vie …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • communion — late 14c., from O.Fr. comunion community, communion (12c.), from L. communionem (nom. communio) fellowship, mutual participation, a sharing, used in L.L. ecclesiastical language for participation in the sacrament, from communis (see COMMON (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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