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Eucharist

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noun Eu·cha·rist \ˈyü-k(ə-)rəst\

Definition of Eucharist

  1. 1 :  communion 2a

  2. 2 Christian Science :  spiritual communion with God

eu·cha·ris·tic play \ˌyü-kə-ˈris-tik\ adjective often capitalized


Origin of eucharist

Middle English eukarist, from Anglo-French eukariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek, Eucharist, gratitude, from eucharistos grateful, from eu- + charizesthai to show favor, from charis favor, grace, gratitude; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice — more at yearn


First Known Use: 14th century

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