communicant

noun
com·​mu·​ni·​cant | \ kə-ˈmyü-ni-kənt How to pronounce communicant (audio) \

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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Other Words from communicant

communicant adjective

Examples of communicant in a Sentence

He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church.

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Then the procession begins to form, beginning with the crucifer and growing to include banner-carriers, flower girls, and first communicants. Sarah Schutte, National Review, "Solemn Parties, Festive Liturgies — What’s Not to Like about Being Catholic?," 22 June 2019 Then the procession begins to form, beginning with the crucifer and growing to include banner-carriers, flower girls, and first communicants. Sarah Schutte, National Review, "Solemn Parties, Festive Liturgies — What’s Not to Like about Being Catholic?," 22 June 2019 Clifford was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. courant.com, "Clifford J. Peters," 9 June 2019 Lillian was a communicant at St. Joseph's Church for many years. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Lillian Miezejesk Pandiani," 27 May 2018 Vita was a longtime communicant of both St. Thomas Church and St. Aloysius Parish. courant.com, "Vita Gray," 10 July 2018 Janet was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of the Seymour Seniors. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Janet G. Wisneski," 27 May 2018 Mary was a longtime communicant of St. Thomas Church in Southington. courant.com, "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. courant.com, "Marie S. Douaihy," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of communicant

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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communicant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of communicant

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

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