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 for Eucharist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eucharist \Eu"cha*rist\, n. [L. eucharistia, Gr. e'ycharisti`a,
     lit., a giving of thanks; e'y^ + cha`ris favor, grace,
     thanks; akin to chai`rein to rejoice, and prob. to yearn: cf.
     F. eucharistie.]
     1. The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Led through the vale of tears to the region of
              eucharist and hallelujahs.            --South.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Eccl.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act
        of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the
        use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the
        communion. -- See Sacrament. Eucharistic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by
           consecrating bread and wine [syn: Holy Eucharist,
           Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy
           Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "Eucharist":
     Communion, Holy Communion, Host, Last Supper, Sacrament Sunday,
     altar bread, baptism, bread, bread and wine, confirmation,
     consecrated bread, consecrated elements, consubstantiation,
     elements, extreme unction, holy orders, impanation, intinction,
     loaf, matrimony, penance, real presence, seven sacraments,
     subpanation, the Eucharist, the Holy Sacrament, the Sacrament,
     transubstantiation, wafer

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  EUCHARIST, n.  A sacred feast of the religious sect of Theophagi.
      A dispute once unhappily arose among the members of this sect as
  to what it was that they ate.  In this controversy some five hundred
  thousand have already been slain, and the question is still unsettled.

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