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Meaning of COMMUNION

Pronunciation:  ku'myoonyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
  2. [n]  sharing thoughts and feelings
  3. [n]  (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites

COMMUNION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Holy Communion, manduction, sacramental manduction, sharing
 See Also: denomination, Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Sacrament, intercommunion, intercourse, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, ritual, sacrament of the Eucharist, social intercourse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*mun"ion\, n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See
1. The act of sharing; community; participation. ``This
   communion of goods.'' --Blackstone.

2. 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.

         We are naturally induced to seek communion and
         fellowship with others.               --Hooker.

         What communion hath light with darkness? --2 Cor.
                                               vi. 14.

         Bare communion with a good church can never alone
         make a good man.                      --South.

3. A body of Christians having one common faith and
   discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.

4. 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.

{Close communion}. See under {Close}, a.

{Communion elements}, the bread and wine used in the
   celebration of the Lord's supper.

{Communion service}, the celebration of the Lord's supper, or
   the office or service therefor.

{Communion table}, the table upon which the elements are
   placed at the celebration of the Lord's supper.

{Communion in both kinds}, participation in both the bread
   and wine by all communicants.

{Communion in one kind}, participation in but one element, as
   in the Roman Catholic Church, where the laity partake of
   the bread only.

Syn: Share; participation; fellowship; converse; intercourse;
     unity; concord; agreement.

Easton Bible Dictionary

fellowship with God (Gen. 18:17-33; Ex. 33:9-11; Num. 12:7, 8), between Christ and his people (John 14:23), by the Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; Phil. 2:1), of believers with one another (Eph. 4:1-6). The Lord's Supper is so called (1 Cor. 10:16, 17), because in it there is fellowship between Christ and his disciples, and of the disciples with one another.

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