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Definition of communion
- 2 (often Communion or Holy Communion) the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared: Communion was celebrated once a month [as modifier]:communion service communion wineSee Eucharist.
- [count noun] a group of Christian communities or Churches which recognize one another’s ministries or that of a central authority: the theology which had prevailed in the Roman communionSee also Anglican Communion.
late Middle English: from Latin communio(n-), from communis (see common)