Consubstantiation



[kon-suh b-stan-shee-ey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn səbˌstæn ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/

noun, Theology.
1.
the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexist in and with the substance of the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
/ˌkɒnsəbˌstænʃɪˈeɪʃən/
noun (Christian theol, in the belief of High-Church Anglicans)
1.
the doctrine that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists within the substance of the consecrated bread and wine
2.
the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecration
n.

1590s, from Church Latin consubstantionem (nominative consubstantio), noun of action from past participle stem of consubstantiare, from com- “with” (see com-) + substantia (see substance). Related: Consubstantiate.

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