Definition: Communion

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


communion (countable and uncountable, plural communions)

  1. A joining together of minds or spirits; a mental connection.
  2. (Christianity) Holy Communion, or Eucharist.
  3. (Roman Catholicism) A form of ecclesiastical unity between the Roman Church and another, so that the latter is considered part of the former.

Derived terms

  • communion ecclesiology
  • communion wafer
  • Holy Communion
  • open communion
  • phatic communion
  • Spiritual Communion

Related terms


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