intinction

intinction

[in-tingk-shuhn]
noun
(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:
1550–60; < 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)
 
n
Christianity the practice of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the wine at Holy Communion
 
[C16: from Late Latin intinctiō a dipping in, from Latin intingere to dip in, from tingere to dip]

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