Definition of communicant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmjuːnɪkənt//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmjuːnɪkənt//
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a person who receives Communion in a Christian church service Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin communicant- ‘sharing’, from the verb communicare ‘to share’, from communis ‘common’ .
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: communicant