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communion rail

noun, Ecclesiastical.
the altar rail where communion is received by the congregation.
Origin of communion rail
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some in their coffins, others on stretchers, they were laid in front of the communion-rail.

  • Three times the company passed round the church before entering it, and then they trooped up toward the communion-rail.

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