- (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.
Origin of intinction
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- Christianity the practice of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the wine at Holy Communion
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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