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.

Origin of communicant

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

Related forms

post·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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