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for Communion in both kinds
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.
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