[ kuh-myoo-ni-kuhnt ]
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  1. a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church.

  2. a person who communicates.

  1. communicating; imparting.

Origin of communicant

1545–55; <Latin commūnicant- (stem of commūnicāns), equivalent to commūnic(āre) to share with (see communicate) + -ant--ant

Other words from communicant

  • post·com·mu·ni·cant, adjective

Words Nearby communicant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use communicant in a sentence

  • Another occasional communicant is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who attended Xavier High School next door.

  • He was here for his third time; for two years a regular communicant, having received a good deal of teaching before I knew him.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The Duke of Argyll is a seatholder and frequent communicant; and other persons of general and literary distinction.

    The Church Index | William Pepperell
  • But a year or two passes over, and the critical season arrives when our young communicant ‘comes out,’ as the word is.

    Bunyan Characters | Alexander Whyte
  • What was I doing to let that so promising communicant go so far astray, and I never to go after him?

    Bunyan Characters | Alexander Whyte
  • Blackbird was probably a good communicant of some wilderness mission, but this brought her no nearer to a son of Ireland.

    The Cobbler In The Devil's Kitchen | Mary Hartwell Catherwood

British Dictionary definitions for communicant


/ (kəˈmjuːnɪkənt) /

  1. Christianity a person who receives Communion

  2. a person who communicates or informs

  1. communicating

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