The Eucharist is defined as a Christian ceremony during which bread and wine are made holy and made to be the symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.(noun)
A Christian ceremony in which bread and wine are made holy before communion is an example of the Eucharist.
See Eucharist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME eukarist < OFr eucariste < LL(Ec) eucharistia < Gr, gratitude (in N.T., the Eucharist) < eucharistos, grateful < eu-, well (see eu-) + charizesthai, to show favor to
See Eucharist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English eukarist
Origin: , from Old French eucariste
Origin: , from Late Latin eucharistia
Origin: , from Greek eukharistiā
Origin: , from eukharistos, grateful, thankful
Origin: : eu-, eu-
Origin: + kharizesthai, to show favor (from kharis, grace; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots).
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