Eu"cha*rist (?), n. [L. eucharistia, Gr. , lit., a giving of thanks; + favor, grace, thanks; akin to to rejoice, nd prob. to yearn: cf. F. eucharistie.]


The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.


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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