self-com·​mu·​nion | \ ˌself-kə-ˈmyü-nyən How to pronounce self-communion (audio) \
plural self-communions

Definition of self-communion

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

First Known Use of self-communion

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-communion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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