com·​mu·​ni·​cant | \ kə-ˈmyü-ni-kənt \

Definition of communicant

1 : a church member entitled to receive Communion broadly : a member of a fellowship
2 : one that communicates specifically : informant

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communicant adjective

Examples of communicant in a Sentence

He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church.

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Vita was a longtime communicant of both St. Thomas Church and St. Aloysius Parish., "Vita Gray," 10 July 2018 Janet was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of the Seymour Seniors. Hartford Courant,, "Janet G. Wisneski," 27 May 2018 Mary was a longtime communicant of St. Thomas Church in Southington., "Mary L. Messier," 15 Mar. 2018 Marie was a resident of Avon, a communicant of the Church of Saint Ann and a dedicated mother and grandmother., "Marie S. Douaihy," 28 Jan. 2018 The information eventually shared with Jacobs and others included call logs, with time and date of communications, communicants' phone numbers, call durations, and the identification of the mobile phone subscribers. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "New letter: Top Uber officials engaged in illegal wiretapping, shady spycraft," 16 Dec. 2017 Mr. Amedori was a former communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Govans. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Carmine M. 'Mimi' Amedori, World War II veteran and tavern owner, has died," 7 Aug. 2017 Mr. Walters was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd. in Baynesville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Hugh K. 'Jack' Walters, decorated veteran of World War II," 18 July 2017 Mr. Hicks was a communicant at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road, Govans, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "John D. Hicks, founder of the Dundalk travel agency, Going Places, dies," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of communicant

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of communicant

: a person who is a member of a usually specified Christian church

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to gather or build up little by little

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