impanation

noun im·pa·na·tion \ˌimpəˈnāshən\

Definition of impanation

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the inclusion of the body of Christ in the eucharistic bread in a hypostatic union without change in either substance — compare invination

  2. 2 :  the Christian theological doctrine affirming the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist by impanation and invination — compare consubstantiation, transubstantiation

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Origin and Etymology of impanation

Medieval Latin impanation-, impanatio, from impanatus impanate + Latin -ion-, -io -ion


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