Meaning of receptionism

re•cep•tion•ism

Pronunciation: (ri-sep'shu-niz"um), [key]
— n. Theol.
  1. the doctrine that in the communion service the communicant receives the body and blood of Christ but that the bread and wine are not transubstantiated.
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