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- n. A piece of ordinary leavened bread from the remnants of the loaves used for the Eucharist. It is blessed, but not consecrated, and distributed in churches that use the Byzantine Rite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., bread forming part of the holy loaf, blessed in the prothesis, but not sacramentally consecrated, and distributed at the close of the service to those who have not communicated.
Ancient Greek Ἀντίδωρον (Wiktionary)