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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: communio, from communis; COMMON1

communion

noun
     
com‧mu‧nion
1

Communion

[uncountable] also Holy CommunionRRC the Christian ceremony in which people eat bread and drink wine as signs of Christ's body and blood
2 [uncountable] formal a special relationship with someone or something which makes you feel that you understand them very well
communion with
Prayer is a form of communion with God.
3 [countable] formalRR a group of people or organizations that share the same religious beliefs [= denomination]:
He belongs to the Anglican communion.
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