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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Anglicans use fermented (alcoholic) wine and the chalice is wiped after each communicant has taken wine from it.
The priest carrying the wafers on a tray with a concave centre filled with wine intincts for the communicant.
The chancellor must be at least 30, a barrister with seven years' experience and a communicant of the Church of England.
Sir - As a fellow communicant of the Church in Wales who believes that the Welsh Assembly has done absolutely nothing for the people of Wales, I wrote to my archbishop some three months ago expressing my concern that he was taking a political stance over the Welsh Assembly and asking him whether he was doing it in a personal capacity or as Archbishop of Wales.
Adds another communicant, "Matt," who works for a major right-wing lobbying group: "I think it'd be valuable for people to know that there are gay conservatives working for change from the inside.
A) The first measure was obtained after their union of the vertebral arteries; B) the second caudal and emission of caudal cerebellar arteries; C) the third caudal the anastomosis with the communicant caudal artery in the rostral course, and of the internal carotid artery in the immediately previous point to its ramification in communicant caudal artery and its extension to rostral.
The European Commission announced on October 30 that it has authorised Germany to go ahead with proposed aid of Euro 371 million in direct grants and a loan guarantee for Communicant Semiconductor Technologies AG to help towards the construction of a new semiconductor plant located in the Eastern German region of Brandenburg.
The sacrament, rather than an accident veiling an inward substance or, as for Luther, a consubstantial manifestation of the hypostatic union, is instead an Augustinian seal ratifying a sacramental reality solely in the heart or soul of the communicant.
The girls," she writes, "became communicant members when they were each around 10 years old.