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intinction

[in-tingk-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɪŋk ʃən/
noun
1.
(in a communion service) the act of steeping the bread or wafer in the wine in order to enable the communicant to receive the two elements conjointly.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Late Latin intinctiōn- (stem of intinctiō) a dipping in, equivalent to intinct(us) (see in-2, tint1) + -iōn- -ion
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intinction

/ɪnˈtɪŋkʃən/
noun
1.
(Christianity) the practice of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the wine at Holy Communion
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin intinctiō a dipping in, from Latin intingere to dip in, from tingere to dip
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