communicant

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈmjuːnɪkənt/

Noun[edit]

communicant (plural communicants)

  1. A person who receives (or is allowed to receive the elements (i.e., bread and wine) of) the sacrament of Holy Communion (compare also the terms: communion, Communion, Lord’s Supper, Mass, Eucharist, Divine Liturgy).
    • , August 30, 1706, Francis Atterbury, a sermon preached at the funeral of Mr. Bennett
      A never-failing monthly communicant.
  2. One who communicates.
    • 1974, John Boorman, Zardoz, London: Pan Books, page 94:
      Each was a messenger and communicant with a special branch of knowledge.
    • partakers communicant with the bodie of Christ
    • 2013, Al Cooper, Sex and the Internet: A Guide Book for Clinicians (page 215)
      These cyberforums are asynchronous; that is, contributors post (i.e., publish a text message) without the need for fellow communicants to be online at the same time.

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Adjective[edit]

communicant (not comparable)

  1. Communicating.
    • c. 1828, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Notes on Field on the Church
      The co-eternal Son of the living God, incarnate, tempted, crucified, resurgent, communicant of his spirit, ascendant, and obtaining for his church the descent of the Holy Ghost.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cōmmunicāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔ.my.niˈkɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧mu‧ni‧cant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Noun[edit]

communicant m (plural communicanten, diminutive communicantje n)

  1. (Christianity, chiefly Roman Catholicism) A communicant, one receiving Holy Communion.
    Synonym: communieganger

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

communicant (feminine singular communicante, masculine plural communicants, feminine plural communicantes)

  1. communicating.
    vases communicants (communicating vessels)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

commūnicant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of commūnicō