Holy Communion
noun Date: 1548 communion 2a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Holy Communion — • By Communion is meant the actual reception of the Sacrament of the Eucharist Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Holy Communion     Holy Communion      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Communion — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Communion — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Communion — n. 1. the reception of bread and wine, or either of these, consecrated in the Eucharist 2. the consecrated bread and wine, or either of these, so received 3. EUCHARIST …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Communion — noun the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation • Syn: ↑Communion, ↑sacramental manduction, ↑manduction • Derivationally related forms: ↑commune (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Communion —    One of the two great Sacraments ordained by Christ and generally (i.e., always) necessary to salvation; this being the Sacrament of the Lord s Body and Blood. The following explanation has been given by the Rev. Morgan Dix, D.D.: Three names… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Holy Communion — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Holy Communion : singular Holy Communion plural Holy Communions the Christian ceremony of communion …   English dictionary

  • Holy Communion — We have to prepare ourselves for the Holy Communion through repentance and confession. See Eucharist …   Dictionary of church terms

  • Holy Communion — N UNCOUNT Holy Communion is the most important religious service in the Christian church, in which people share bread and wine as a symbol of the Last Supper and the death of Christ …   English dictionary

  • Holy Communion — Holy Com munion n [U] the Christian ceremony in which people eat bread and drink wine as signs of Christ s body and blood = ↑Communion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Holy Communion — Holy Com munion noun count or uncount the Christian ceremony of COMMUNION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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