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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.
She died in 1908 but received Holy Communion before her death, prompting Pope St Pius to lower the age for communicants.
Each of the ten communicants was decked out in immaculate attire and supported by friends and family to witness them receiving the Blessed Sacrament for the rst time.
Ottawa -- Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has spoken further regarding Catholic politicians who deny Catholic moral teaching and then expect to be received as faithful communicants.
Today more than ever, with current problems in the church and with the priest shortage, we need communicants who are going to receive Communion standing up and in their hands as a sign of their adult commitment to their journey of faith with Jesus and each other.
This collection of articles includes material on disorders that cross languages along with those peculiar to bilingual communicants such as code-switching and code-mixing.
Communicants will have to show a valid voter registration card before receiving Communion.
You note that, "The Book of Common Prayer says that 'if any of the consecrated bread and wine remain, the priest and other communicants shall reverently eat and drink the same.
Dressed as dark-robed monk-like figures, they murder a whole congregation of worshipers, specifically communicants, in the cathedral in Cologne in a most mysterious and bloody way and make off with the relics.
Nevertheless I have to admit to a feeling of discomfort when the priest bids the communicants to come to the altar-rail and share the bread and wine.