consubstantiation

noun con·sub·stan·ti·a·tion \ ˌkän(t)-səb-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of consubstantiation

: the actual substantial presence and combination of the body and blood of Christ with the eucharistic bread and wine according to a teaching associated with Martin Luther — compare transubstantiation

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