2. To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or Lord's supper.
To commune under both kinds. To commune with one's self or one's heart, to think; to reflect; to meditate.
(Com"mune) n. Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends.
For days of happy commune dead.
(Com"mune) n. [F., fr. commun. See Common.]
1. The commonalty; the common people. [Obs.] Chaucer.
In this struggle to use the technical words of the time of the "commune", the general mass of the
inhabitants, against the "prudhommes" or "wiser" few.
J. R. Green.
2. A small territorial district in France under the government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the
inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See Arrondissement.
3. Absolute municipal self- government.
The Commune of Paris, or The Commune (a) The government established in Paris (1792-94) by
a usurpation of supreme power on the part of representatives chosen by the communes; the period of
its continuance is known as the "Reign of Terror." (b) The revolutionary government, modeled on the
commune of 1792, which the communists, so called, attempted to establish in 1871.
(Com*mu`ni*ca*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. communicabilité.] The quality of being communicable; capability
of being imparted.
(Com*mu"ni*ca*ble) a. [Cf. F. communicable, LL. communicabilis.]
1. Capable of being communicated, or imparted; as, a communicable disease; communicable knowledge.
2. Communicative; free-speaking. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
Com*mu"ni*ca*ble*ness, n. Com*mu"ni*ca"bly, adv.
(Com*mu"ni*cant) n. [L. communicans, p. pr.]
1. One who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of, the sacrament of the Lord's supper; a church member.
A never-failing monthly communicant.
2. One who communicates. Foxe.
(Com*mu"ni*cant) a. Communicating. [R.] Coleridge.
(Com*mu"ni*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Communicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Communicating.]
[L. communicatus, p. p. of communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Commune,
1. To share in common; to participate in. [Obs.]
To thousands that communicate our loss.
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