post-com·​mu·​nion ˌpōs(t)-kə-ˈmyü-nyən How to pronounce post-communion (audio)
often capitalized P&C
: a liturgically variable prayer following the communion at Eucharist

Word History


Medieval Latin postcommunion-, postcommunio, from Latin post- + Late Latin communio communion

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of post-communion was in the 15th century

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“Post-communion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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