Com*mu`ni*ca"tion (?), n. [L.
communicatio.] 1. The act or fact of
communicating; as, communication of smallpox;
communication of a secret.
2. Intercourse by words, letters, or
messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or
other means; conference; correspondence.
Argument . . . and friendly
3. Association; company.
Evil communications corrupt good
1 Cor. xv. 33.
4. Means of communicating; means of
passing from place to place; a connecting passage;
The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade,
by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
5. That which is communicated or
imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written
6. Participation in the Lord's
supper. Bp. Pearson.
7. (Rhet.) 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.