close communion

[ klohs ]
/ kloʊs /

noun Ecclesiastical.

a communion service in which only members of the same denomination or the same church can participate.


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Origin of close communion

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

OTHER WORDS FROM close communion

close commun·ion·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for close communion

  • By this time I had become resigned to this close-communion hospitality and must have slept soundly.

  • I've bin all my life a regler member o' the Baptist Church strict, close-communion, total-immersion Baptists.