Definition of communicant in English:


Syllabification: com·mu·ni·cant
Pronunciation: /kəˈmyo͞onəkənt


1 Christian Church A person who receives Holy Communion.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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

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