Com*mu`ni*ca"tion (?), n. [L. communicatio.]
The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.
Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.
Argument . . . and friendly communication.
Evil communications corrupt manners.
1 Cor. xv. 33.
Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.
The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.
Participation in the Lord's supper.
A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.
Syn. -- Correspondence; conference; intercourse.
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