from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a person entitled to receive Communion


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