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[ri-sep-shuh-niz-uh m]
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noun Theology.
  1. the doctrine that in the communion service the communicant receives the body and blood of Christ but that the bread and wine are not transubstantiated.
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Origin of receptionism

First recorded in 1895–1900; reception + -ism
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