plural -s
: the inclusion of the body of Christ in the eucharistic bread in a hypostatic union without change in either substance compare invination
: the Christian theological doctrine affirming the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist by impanation and invination compare consubstantiation, transubstantiation

Word History


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

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“Impanation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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