communion: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-myn'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. (often cap.) Also called
    1. the act of receiving the Eucharistic elements.
    2. the elements of the Eucharist.
    3. the celebration of the Eucharist.
    4. the antiphon sung at a Eucharistic service.
  2. a group of persons having a common religious faith; a religious denomination: Anglican communion.
  3. association; fellowship.
  4. interchange or sharing of thoughts or emotions; intimate communication: communion with nature.
  5. the act of sharing, or holding in common; participation.
  6. the state of things so held.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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