self-communion

noun

self-com·​mu·​nion ˌself-kə-ˈmyü-nyən How to pronounce self-communion (audio)
plural self-communions
1
: intimate communication or rapport with oneself : communion with oneself
meditative self-communion
Feeling no desire for the self-communion which awaited her in her room, she lingered on the broad stairway …Edith Wharton
Of course, we all like some privacy and self-communion, which is why some eschew the convenience of public transport, just to have that quiet time.SmartCompany
2
: the act of administering the Christian sacrament of Communion to oneself
a priest performing self-communion

Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-communion was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Self-communion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-communion. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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