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communion plate

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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the plate held under the chin of a communicant to catch the Host if it should fall.
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Examples from the Web for communion plate

Historical Examples

  • A chalice, given by the Earl of Arundel in 1636, is among the communion-plate.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].

    Hartley Withers

  • "Perhaps a chest for holding the communion-plate in old time," I said.

  • Is it not fitting that the communion-plate presented by Queen Caroline should be treasured here?

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley


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