receptionism

[ri-sep-shuh-niz-uh m]

noun Theology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. receptible,
  2. reception,
  3. reception centre,
  4. reception desk,
  5. reception room,
  6. receptionist,
  7. receptive,
  8. receptive aphasia,
  9. receptively,
  10. receptivity

Origin of receptionism

First recorded in 1895–1900; reception + -ism

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