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postcommunion

[pohst-kuh-myoon-yuh n]
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noun Ecclesiastical.
  1. the part of a communion service that follows after the congregation has received communion.

Origin of postcommunion

First recorded in 1475–85, postcommunion is from the Medieval Latin word postcommūniōn- (stem of postcommūniō). See post-, communion
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Historical Examples

  • After the Celebrant has communicated, Vespers are sung by the choir, in place of the communion and postcommunion.

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

    Charles Michael Baggs