intinction

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noun in·tinc·tion \in-ˈtiŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of intinction

  1. :  the administration of the sacrament of Communion by dipping bread in wine and giving both together to the communicant

Origin and Etymology of intinction

Late Latin intinction-, intinctio baptism, from Latin intingere to dip in, from in- + tingere to dip, moisten — more at tinge


First Known Use: 1872


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