Definition of transaccidentation
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of transaccidentation
Medieval Latin transaccidentation-, tranaccidentatio, from Latin accident-, accidens accident, after Latin substantia substance: Medieval Latin transubstantiation-, transubstantiatio transubstantiation
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