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Definition of "intercommunion" [in•ter•com•mun•ion]

  • Communion, relationship, or association between persons or groups. (noun)
  • The practice by which members of different Christian denominations can receive Communion at one another's Eucharistic services or at a common service. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intercommunion" in a sentence
  • "– for a desire for intercommunion is one of the strong instincts of our nature, and yet it is one which, as regards all the rest of creation but our human fellow-beings, we have to unlearn from babyhood."
  • "Its gravamen is that marriage is an embodied spiritual "intercommunion" established by free, complete, mutual self-gift."
  • "Many people insist that this unity should be simply anticipated by requesting or demanding intercommunion before the communion of the Churches has been restored."