real presence

noun, often capitalized R&P

Definition of real presence

: the doctrine that Christ is actually present in the Eucharist

First Known Use of real presence

1554, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of real presence was in 1554

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“Real presence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/real%20presence. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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