con·​sub·​stan·​tial ˌkän(t)-səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl How to pronounce consubstantial (audio)
: of the same substance
… Three Persons in one consubstantial Godhead …Richard Meux Benson

Examples of consubstantial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only a hazard of history has made stories apparently consubstantial with it. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 16 Aug. 2023 In fact, there was a strange impression given throughout the event that attendees believe Christianity is, in some sense, consubstantial with American nationalism. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 18 Dec. 2020

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Word History


Late Latin consubstantialis, from Latin com- + substantia substance

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consubstantial was in the 14th century

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“Consubstantial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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