noncommunicant

noncommunicant

(ˈnɒnkəˈmjuːnɪkənt) Christian Church
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) having not received communion
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who has not received communion

non•com•mu•ni•cant

(ˌnɒn kəˈmyu nɪ kənt)

n.
1. a person who is not a communicant; one who is not a church member entitled to take communion.
2. a person who does not communicate.
[1600–05]
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(This is worth emphasizing because Margaret Thatcher, like most Methodists, had no theological differences with Anglicanism, into whose ranks she drifted after her marriage, albeit as a noncommunicant member.) But Filby, in pursuit of her theses, seems to this reviewer to go too far.
(4) Her parents, who both died in 1838, attended a Congregationalist church as noncommunicants, but her father, a lawyer, later joined the Unitarians.
The churchwardens of St Botolph's were also conscientious in presenting noncommunicants: see GLRO, DL/C/303, 154, 183, London consistory court, office act book, 1601-2, where they are even said to `have presented som for not receyvinge the Communion who hathe receyved'.
diseases than noncommunicants," but remained steadfast in his resolve to convince the Christian population to use individual cups because "cleanliness is next to godliness" (15-18).