post-communion

noun, often capitalized P&C
post-com·​mu·​nion | \ ˌpōs(t)-kə-ˈmyü-nyən How to pronounce post-communion (audio) \

Definition of post-communion

: a liturgically variable prayer following the communion at Eucharist

First Known Use of post-communion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for post-communion

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

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

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“Post-communion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post-communion. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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