- a communion service in which only members of the same denomination or the same church can participate.
Origin of close communion
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25Related formsclose commun·ion·ist, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for close communion
Historical Examples of 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.