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
- 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.
- adj. Communicating.
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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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.
“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.
He was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson, a member of the
We practice an open communion policy as we believe that the sanctity of communion occurs within the communicant.
A deceased woman was claiming that the desired communicant was sleeping?
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).
Although they were never a part of my post-Vatican II childhood, pastel images of Catholic devotional subjects were very much a part of my mother's growing-up, and, being a daily communicant from an early age, she held onto them and passed on several pieces to me.
This portion of the ad shows the method the Archdiocese would adopt for placing the Eucharist into the open hand of a communicant.
(We see a late version of this in The Iliad when the holy communicant and prophetess Cassandra is ravaged and the altar of Athena is defiled.)
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).