plural -s
: an originally medieval theological doctrine that the accidents of the eucharistic bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ at the moment of their consecration compare transubstantiation

Word History


Medieval Latin transaccidentation-, tranaccidentatio, from Latin accident-, accidens accident, after Latin substantia substance: Medieval Latin transubstantiation-, transubstantiatio transubstantiation

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“Transaccidentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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