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Meaning of EUCHARIST

Pronunciation:  'yookurist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine

EUCHARIST is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist
 See Also: Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, Offertory, sacrament, sacramental manduction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eu"cha*rist\, n. [L. eucharistia, Gr. e'ycharisti`a,
lit., a giving of thanks; e'y^ + cha`ris favor, grace,
thanks; akin to chai`rein to rejoice, and prob. to yearn: cf.
F. eucharistie.]
1. The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving. [Obs.]

         Led through the vale of tears to the region of
         eucharist and hallelujahs.            --South.

2. (Eccl.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act
   of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the
   use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the
   communion. -- See {Sacrament}.

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