fence the tables meaning

  "fence the tables" in a sentence
In early, now limited, Scottish usage, to debar the unworthy from taking communion
  • tables:    [Computer]<orac ...
  • fence:    Noun: fence & ...
  • fence in:    Verb: fence inEncl ...


  1. Few acts incited such anger for the Colonial citizens as did Frelinghuysen's " fencing the table ."
  2. Fencing the table is thus the opposite of open communion, where the invitation to the sacrament is extended to " all who love the Lord " and members of any denomination are welcome at their own discretion.
  3. For Frelinghuysen, " fencing the table ", or preventing people from full participation in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, not only purified the sacrament but it also alerted his parishioners to the stringent need for holy living.

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