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communicant

[kuh-myoo-ni-kuh nt] /kəˈmyu nɪ kənt/
noun
1.
a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church.
2.
a person who communicates.
adjective
3.
communicating; imparting.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin commūnicant- (stem of commūnicāns), equivalent to commūnic(āre) to share with (see communicate) + -ant- -ant
Related forms
postcommunicant, adjective
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communicant

/kəˈmjuːnɪkənt/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a person who receives Communion
2.
a person who communicates or informs
adjective
3.
communicating
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