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communion

Pronunciation: /kəˈmjuːnjən/

Translation of communion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Religion/Religión] 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (Eucharist)
    (Communion)
    Holy Communion la Santa or Sagrada Comunión to take Communion recibir la comunión or la eucaristía, comulgar* (before noun/delante del nombre) communion cup cáliz (masculine) communion rail comulgatorio (masculine) communion service comunión (feminine)
    1.2 countable/numerable (denomination) confesión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianity's oldest communions - the Coptic Church.
    • This document still serves as a primary point of reference for Anglican dialogue with other Christian communions.
    • The advert says, ‘We are Christians, from different communions.’
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (exchange of ideas, fellowship) [formal] comunión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I am in exclusive intimate spiritual communion with each of my devotees.
    • The sheer joy of that intimate communion with nature; the contented peace we discover on the banks of running waters - that's what it's really all about.
    • Their imaginations are dominated by the ghosts of the past, in intimate communion with the shimmering world of the dead.
    Example sentences
    • This relation is not one of appropriation, possession, or passive representation of knowledge, but of communion and co-creative participation.
    • Mutual participation or communion is an integral feature of Christian salvation.
    • Making, breaking, and distributing bread carried profound connotations of friendship, communion, giving, sharing, justice.

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