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com·mu·ni·cant

 (kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kənt)
n.
1. A person who receives or is entitled to receive Communion.
2. A person, especially an informant, who communicates something.

com·mu′ni·cant adj.

communicant

(kəˈmjuːnɪkənt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a person who receives Communion
2. a person who communicates or informs
adj
communicating

com•mu•ni•cant

(kəˈmyu nɪ kənt)

n.
1. a member of a church entitled to partake of the Eucharist.
2. a person who communicates or informs.
adj.
3. communicating; imparting.
[1545–55; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communicant - a person entitled to receive Communioncommunicant - a person entitled to receive Communion
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Translations

communicant

[kəˈmjuːnɪkənt] N (Rel) → comulgante mf

communicant

[kəˈmjuːnɪkənt] n (RELIGION)communiant(e) m/f

communicant

n (Eccl) → Kommunikant(in) m(f)

communicant

[kəˈmjuːnɪkənt] n (Rel) → comunicante m/f
References in classic literature ?
They had been persuaded that the hosts which we consecrated and gave to the communicants were mixed with juices strained from the flesh of a camel, a dog, a hare, and a swine; all creatures which the Abyssins look upon with abhorrence, believing them unclean, and forbidden to them, as they were to the Jews.
The officiating priest was just finishing mass whilst D'Artagnan was looking at Bazin; he pronounced the words of the holy Sacrament and retired, giving the benediction, which was received by the kneeling communicants, to the astonishment of D'Artagnan, who recognized in the priest the coadjutor* himself, the famous Jean Francois Gondy, who at that time, having a presentiment of the part he was to play, was beginning to court popularity by almsgiving.
Anglicans use fermented (alcoholic) wine and the chalice is wiped after each communicant has taken wine from it.
She was very active in the Whitinsville community, notably as a communicant of the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church, member of the Church's Women's Guild, President of the Armenian Red Cross, and Treasurer of the Whitinsville Women's Club.
The priest carrying the wafers on a tray with a concave centre filled with wine intincts for the communicant.
Thus for the average communicant it would seem that the risk of drinking from the common cup is probably less than the risk of air-borne infection in using a common building.
Perhaps the local bishop could issue a badge or pin or something so the eucharistic ministers could know that the communicant was hierarchically certified.
Communicant Semiconductor Technologies AG is the world's first communications-focused pure-play integrated circuits foundry serving the wireless, broadband and high-performance markets.
While living in Worcester, she had been a communicant of Saint Bernard's Church, and later, a communicant of Saint Clare's Church in North Palm Beach, FL.
Eucharistic Communion is an intimate sharing between Christ and the communicant.
During the days, weeks, and months leading up to Emily's First Communion, I doubted that my youngest child would walk away with anything more than the feeling that she had been part of a photo shoot for a major magazine and an underprivileged communicant whose event was shattered by her mother's lack of attention to glitz and glamour.
While a resident of Biddeford and Saco, she was a communicant of St.