communicant

[ kuh-myoo-ni-kuh nt ]
/ kəˈmyu nɪ kənt /

noun

a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church.
a person who communicates.

adjective

communicating; imparting.

Nearby words

  1. commune,
  2. commune of paris,
  3. communicable,
  4. communicable disease,
  5. communicable disease center,
  6. communicate,
  7. communicating,
  8. communicating artery,
  9. communicating branch,
  10. communicating hydrocephalus

Origin of communicant

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

Related formspost·com·mu·ni·cant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for communicant

communicant

/ (kəˈmjuːnɪkənt) /

noun

Christianity a person who receives Communion
a person who communicates or informs

adjective

communicating
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