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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Communion \Com*mun"ion\, n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See
1. The act of sharing; community; participation. "This
communion of goods." --Blackstone.
2. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate
association and intercourse implying sympathy and
confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.;
agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.
We are naturally induced to seek communion and
fellowship with others. --Hooker.
What communion hath light with darkness? --2 Cor.
Bare communion with a good church can never alone
make a good man. --South.
3. A body of Christians having one common faith and
discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.
4. The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the
Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as,
to go to communion; to partake of the communion; called
also Holy Communion.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Close communion. See under Close, a.
Communion elements, the bread and wine used in the
celebration of the Lord's supper.
Communion service, the celebration of the Lord's supper, or
the office or service therefor.
Communion table, the table upon which the elements are
placed at the celebration of the Lord's supper.
Communion in both kinds, participation in both the bread
and wine by all communicants.
Communion in one kind, participation in but one element, as
in the Roman Catholic Church, where the laity partake of
the bread only.
Syn: Share; participation; fellowship; converse; intercourse;
unity; concord; agreement.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the act of participating in the celebration of the
Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of
the congregation" [syn: Communion, Holy Communion,
sacramental manduction, manduction]
2: sharing thoughts and feelings [syn: communion, sharing]
3: (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious
faith who practice the same rites
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
209 Moby Thesaurus words for "communion":
Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Bolshevik, Bolshie, Communist, ESP,
Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Leninist, Marxist, Paternoster, Red,
Stalinist, Trotskyist, accord, accordance, adherents, affiliation,
affinity, agape, agreement, aid prayer, amity, answer, appeal,
balance, beadroll, beads, beseechment, bidding prayer, body,
bonds of harmony, branch, breviary, brotherly love, caritas,
cement of friendship, chaplet, charity, church, class, coequality,
collect, collective farm, collectivism, collectivity, collegiality,
colloquial discourse, colloquy, commerce, commie, common ownership,
communal effort, communication, communism, community,
community of interests, compatibility, comrade, concord,
concordance, confession, congeniality, congress, connection,
contact, contemplation, conversation, converse, conversing,
cooperation, cooperative society, corelation, correlation,
correlativism, correlativity, correspondence, creed, cult, dealing,
dealings, democracy, denomination, devotions, disciples, discourse,
division, empathy, entreaty, equilibrium, equipollence,
equivalence, esprit, esprit de corps, exchange, faction, faith,
feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellow traveler, fellowship,
followers, frictionlessness, give-and-take, good vibes,
good vibrations, grace, group, happy family, harmony, identity,
impetration, imploration, information, interaction, intercession,
interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse,
interlocution, interplay, inverse proportion, inverse ratio,
inverse relationship, invocation, ism, kibbutz, kinship, kolkhoz,
like-mindedness, linguistic intercourse, litany, love, meditation,
message, mutuality, obsecration, obtestation, offshoot, oneness,
order, organization, orison, party, peace, persuasion, petition,
pink, pinko, prayer, prayer wheel, profit sharing, proportionality,
public ownership, rapping, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocality,
reciprocation, reciprocity, relativity, religious order, reply,
response, rogation, rosary, schism, school, sect, sectarism,
segment, sharecropping, sharing, silent prayer, social activity,
social intercourse, social relations, socialism, society,
solidarity, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation,
state ownership, suit, supplication, symmetry, sympathy, symphony,
talking, team spirit, telepathy, thanks, thanksgiving, touch,
town meeting, traffic, truck, two-way communication, understanding,
union, unison, unity, variety, verbal intercourse, version
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "Communion":
Agnus Dei, Alleluia, Anamnesis, Blessing, Canon, Collect,
Consecration, Credo, Dismissal, Epistle, Eucharist, Fraction,
Gloria, Gospel, Gradual, Holy Communion, Host, Introit, Kyrie,
Kyrie Eleison, Last Gospel, Last Supper, Lavabo, Offertory,
Paternoster, Pax, Post-Communion, Preface, Sacrament Sunday,
Sanctus, Secreta, Tersanctus, Tract, altar bread, bread,
bread and wine, consecrated bread, consecrated elements,
consubstantiation, elements, impanation, intinction, loaf,
real presence, subpanation, the Holy Sacrament, the Sacrament,
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
fellowship with God (Gen. 18:17-33; Ex. 33:9-11; Num. 12:7, 8),
between Christ and his people (John 14:23), by the Spirit (2
Cor. 13:14; Phil. 2:1), of believers with one another (Eph.
4:1-6). The Lord's Supper is so called (1 Cor. 10:16, 17),
because in it there is fellowship between Christ and his
disciples, and of the disciples with one another.
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