trans·​ac·​ci·​den·​ta·​tion | \ ˌtran(t)ˌsaksəden‧ˈtāshən \
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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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History and Etymology for transaccidentation

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

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“Transaccidentation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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