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[in-tingk-shuh n]
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  1. (in a communion service) the act of steeping the bread or wafer in the wine in order to enable the communicant to receive the two elements conjointly.
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Origin of intinction

1550–60; < Late Latin intinctiōn- (stem of intinctiō) “a dipping in,” equivalent to intinct(us) (see in-2, tinct) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for intinction


  1. Christianity the practice of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the wine at Holy Communion
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Word Origin for intinction

C16: from Late Latin intinctiō a dipping in, from Latin intingere to dip in, from tingere to dip
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