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close communion

[klohs] /kloʊs/
noun, Ecclesiastical.
a communion service in which only members of the same denomination or the same church can participate.
Origin of close communion
1815-25, Americanism
Related forms
close communionist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I've bin all my life a regler member o' the Baptist Church strict, close-communion, total-immersion Baptists.

  • By this time I had become resigned to this close-communion hospitality and must have slept soundly.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife Corra Harris

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