transaccidentation

noun trans·ac·ci·den·ta·tion \ ˌtran(t)ˌsaksəden‧ˈtāshən \

Definition of transaccidentation

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

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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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