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Webster 1913 Edition


Communion

Com-mun′ion

,
Noun.
[L.
communio
: cf. F.
communion
. See
Common
.]
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
.
Syn. – Share; participation; fellowship; converse; intercourse; unity; concord; agreement.

Webster 1828 Edition


Communion

COMMUNION

, n.
1.
Fellowship; intercourse between two persons or more; interchange of transactions, or offices; a state of giving and receiving; agreement; concord.
We are naturally led to seek communion and fellowship with other.
What communion hath light with darkness? 2 Cor. 6.
2.
Mutual intercourse or union in religious worship, or in doctrine and discipline.
The Protestant churches have no communion with the Romish church.
3.
The body of Christians who have one common faith and discipline. The three grand communions into which the Christian church is divided, are those of the Greek, the Romish and the Protestant churches.
4.
The act of communicating the sacrament of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Lords supper; the participation of the blessed sacrament. The fourth council of Lateran decrees that every believer shall receive the communion at least at Easter.
5.
Union of professing Christians in a particular church; as, members in full communion.
Communion-service, in the liturgy of the Episcopal church, is the office for the administration of the holy sacrament.

Definition 2021


Communion

Communion

See also: communion

English

Alternative forms

  • communion

Proper noun

Communion

  1. The sacrament of Holy Communion

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communion

communion

See also: Communion

English

Noun

communion (plural communions)

  1. A joining together of minds or spirits.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) A form of ecclestiastical unity between the Roman Church and another, so that the latter is considered part of the former.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

communion f (plural communions)

  1. Communion; communion

Norman

Noun

communion f (plural communions)

  1. (Jersey) communion