[ ri-sep-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈsɛp ʃəˌnɪz əm /

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.

Origin of receptionism

First recorded in 1895–1900; reception + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019