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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eucharist  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eucharist 
  n  :  a  Christian  sacrament  commemorating  the  Last  Supper  by 
  consecrating  bread  and  wine  [syn:  {Eucharist},  {sacrament 
  of  the  Eucharist},  {Holy  Sacrament},  {Liturgy},  {Eucharistic 
  liturgy},  {Lord's  Supper}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EUCHARIST,  n.  A  sacred  feast  of  the  religious  sect  of  Theophagi 
  A  dispute  once  unhappily  arose  among  the  members  of  this  sect  as 
  to  what  it  was  that  they  ate.  In  this  controversy  some  five  hundred 
  thousand  have  already  been  slain,  and  the  question  is  still  unsettled. 
 
 




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