variants or less commonly circuminsession
plural -s
: the theological doctrine of the reciprocal existence in each other of the three persons of the Trinity

Word History


Medieval Latin circumincession-, circumincessio (from Latin circum- + Medieval Latin incessio, from Latin incessus, past participle of incedere to go along, from in- + cedere to go), translation of Middle Greek perichōrēsis, from Greek perichōrein to go around, rotate, from peri- + chōrein to go, withdraw (akin to chēros left, bereaved)

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“Circumincession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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