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communion definition

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of communion in English, French, and Norman. Communion is a noun. Also define these 5 related words and terms: Christianity, Holy Communion, Roman Catholicism, Communion, and communion.

See also: Communion

English communion definition

Etymology

From Middle English communion, from Old French comunion, from Ecclesiastical Latin commūniō (communion), from Latin commūnis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈmjuːnjən/
  • Hyphenation: com‧mu‧nion

Noun

communion (countable and uncountable, plural communions)

  1. A joining together of minds or spirits.
  2. (Christianity) Holy Communion
    • Holy Communion definition
      A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper of Christ, with the physical forms of bread and usually wine which are believed by certain denominations to become Christ himself or to host his spiritual presence.
  3. (Roman Catholicism) A form of ecclesiastical unity between the Roman Church and another, so that the latter is considered part of the former.

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French communion definition

Etymology

From Old French comunion, borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin communio, communionem, from Latin communis.

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Noun

communion f (plural communions)

  1. Communion; communion

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Norman communion definition

Etymology

From Old French comunion, borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin communio, communionem, from Latin communis.

Noun

communion f (plural communions)

  1. (Jersey) communion