Definitions for communionkəˈmyun yən

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  1. Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction(noun)

    the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

    "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"

  2. communion, sharing(noun)

    sharing thoughts and feelings

  3. communion(noun)

    (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites

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  1. Communion(n.)

    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; called also Holy Communion.

  2. Origin: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

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  1. communion(Noun)

    A joining together of minds or spirits.

  2. Communion(ProperNoun)

    The sacrament of Holy Communion

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Communion(noun)

    the act of sharing; community; participation

  2. Communion(noun)

    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

  3. Communion(noun)

    a body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion

  4. Communion(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]

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  1. Communion

    The term communion is derived from Latin communio. The corresponding term in Greek is κοινωνία, which is often translated as "fellowship". In Christianity, the basic meaning of the term communion is an especially close relationship of Christians, as individuals or as a Church, with God and with other Christians. This basic meaning of the word, found in many passages of the New Testament as well as in secular Greek, predates its other, more specific, Christian uses.


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