UK [kəˈmjuːnɪkənt] / US [kəˈmjunɪkənt] noun [countable]
Word forms "communicant":
singular communicant plural communicants formal
someone who receives communion in a Christian church ceremony

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  • communicant — communicant, ante [ kɔmynikɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1761; « communautaire » (d une secte) 1690; de communiquer 1 ♦ Qui communique. Chambres communicantes, avec une porte de communication. Principe des vases communicants. 2 ♦ Qui participe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Communicant — Com*mu ni*cant (k[o^]m*m[=u] n[i^]*kant), n. [L. communicans, p. pr.] 1. One who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of, the sacrament of the Lord s supper; a church member. [1913 Webster] A never failing monthly communicant. Atterbury. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • communicant — communicant, ante 1. (ko mu ni kan, kant ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui communique, qui établit une communication. Deux artères, toutes deux situées dans le crâne, ont reçu le nom d artères communicantes.    Tubes ou vases communicants, appareil… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Communicant — Com*mu ni*cant (k[o^]m*m[=u] n[i^]*kant), a. Communicating. [R.] Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • communicant — index deponent, informant, informer (a person who provides information) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • communicant — ► NOUN ▪ a person who receives Holy Communion …   English terms dictionary

  • communicant — [kə myo͞o′ni kənt] n. [< L communicans, prp.: see COMMUNICATE] 1. a person who receives Holy Communion or belongs to a church that celebrates this sacrament 2. Rare a person who communicates information; informant adj. Rare communicating …   English World dictionary

  • communicant — noun Date: 1552 1. a church member entitled to receive Communion; broadly a member of a fellowship 2. one that communicates; specifically informant • communicant adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • communicant — /keuh myooh ni keuhnt/, n. 1. a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church. 2. a person who communicates. adj. 3. communicating; imparting. [1545 55; < L communicant (s. of communicans), equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • communicant — Synonyms and related words: Christian, God fearing man, accepter, adorer, adviser, announcer, annunciator, authority, beadsman, believer, brother, catechumen, celebrant, channel, chapelgoer, church member, churchgoer, churchite, churchman,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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