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communion

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noun com·mu·nion \kə-ˈmyü-nyən\

Simple Definition of communion

  • Communion : a Christian ceremony in which bread is eaten and wine is drunk as a way of showing devotion to Jesus Christ

  • : a close relationship with someone or something

  • : a group of Christians who have the same beliefs

Full Definition of communion

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of sharing

  2. 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. 3 :  intimate fellowship or rapport :  communication

  4. 4 :  a body of Christians having a common faith and discipline <the Anglican communion>

Examples of communion

  1. She went to the front of the church for Communion.

  2. <gradually established a feeling of communion with her fellow physicians>



Origin of communion

Middle English, from Latin communion-, communio mutual participation, from communis


First Known Use: 14th century


COMMUNION Defined for Kids

communion

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noun com·mu·nion \kə-ˈmyü-nyən\

Definition of communion

  1. 1 :  a close relationship <in communion with nature>

  2. 2 cap :  a Christian ceremony commemorating with bread and wine the last supper of Jesus Christ

  3. 3 :  a body of Christians having similar beliefs





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