Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who receives or is entitled to receive Communion.
  • noun A person, especially an informant, who communicates something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anatomy, same as communicating; noting one of several nerves or arteries.
  • Communicating; imparting.
  • noun One who communicates at the Lord's table; one who is entitled to partake of the sacrament at the celebration of the eucharist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of, the sacrament of the Lord's supper; a church member.
  • noun One who communicates.
  • adjective rare Communicating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who receives (or is allowed to receive) the sacrament of Holy Communion
  • adjective Communicating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person entitled to receive Communion

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Examples

  • Auden, who cannot have read many advice columns, was publicly known as a communicant of the Episcopal Church, a return in his celebrated genius to the church of his English boyhood.

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  • “The Body of Christ,” he says to each communicant—some in business attire on their way home from work, some wearing coats and scarves to guard against the cold in the low-lit, drafty hall.

    American Grace

  • A deceased woman was claiming that the desired communicant was sleeping?

    The Sacred Promise

  • A deceased woman was claiming that the desired communicant was sleeping?

    The Sacred Promise

  • See United States v. McNulty, 47 F. 3d 100, 104 – 106 (4th Cir. 1995) (arguing that a person who uses an easily monitored technology like a cordless phone is an unreliable communicant like a government informant, so communicating with a cordless phone user whose communications are being monitored is like communicating with an informant who has agreed to have his communication monitored).

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  • See United States v. McNulty, 47 F. 3d 100, 104 – 106 (4th Cir. 1995) (arguing that a person who uses an easily monitored technology like a cordless phone is an unreliable communicant like a government informant, so communicating with a cordless phone user whose communications are being monitored is like communicating with an informant who has agreed to have his communication monitored).

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  • We practice an open communion policy as we believe that the sanctity of communion occurs within the communicant.

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  • A deceased woman was claiming that the desired communicant was sleeping?

    The Sacred Promise

  • He was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson, a member of the

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  • A deceased woman was claiming that the desired communicant was sleeping?

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  • "Absolute continence was the ideal of the early Christian church for all of its communicants, as shall be seen in another chapter."

    - Margaret Sanger, 'Woman and the New Race'.

    September 18, 2009