Definition of communicant in English:

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communicant

Pronunciation: /kəˈmyo͞onəkənt/

noun

1 Christian Church A person who receives Holy Communion.
Example sentences
  • Rochester was raised as a communicant of the Church of England.
  • The procession was led through the village by this year's first communicants and children newly confirmed in the parish.
  • Religion played an important role in Julia's life and she was a regular communicant at morning Mass in the parish church.
2 archaic A person who imparts information.
Example sentences
  • Reader, see how yet technical communicants deserve free speech rights.
  • In written communications these (non-verbal cues) are lacking and must be supplied if the communicant is not to be misunderstood.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin communicant- 'sharing', from the verb communicare (see communicate).

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