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Definition of Eucharist

  EUCHARIST   noun
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.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?ju:k?r?st n. 1 the Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed. 2 the consecrated elements, esp. the bread (receive the Eucharist). °°Eucharistic adj. Eucharistical adj. [ME f. OF eucariste, ult. f. eccl.Gk eukharistia thanksgiving f. Gk eukharistos grateful (as EU-, kharizomai offer willingly)]

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