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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
     Common.]
     1. The act of sharing; community; participation. "This
        communion of goods." --Blackstone.
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     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.
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              We are naturally induced to seek communion and
              fellowship with others.               --Hooker.
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              What communion hath light with darkness? --2 Cor.
                                                    vi. 14.
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              Bare communion with a good church can never alone
              make a good man.                      --South.
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     3. A body of Christians having one common faith and
        discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.
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     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.
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     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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