Hypostatic Hy`po*stat"ic, Hypostatical Hy`po*stat"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. hypostatique.] 1. Relating to hypostasis, or substance; hence, constitutive, or elementary. [1913 Webster]

The grand doctrine of the chymists, touching their three hypostatical principles. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. Personal, or distinctly personal; relating to the divine hypostases, or substances. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Depending upon, or due to, deposition or setting; as, hypostatic cognestion, cognestion due to setting of blood by gravitation. [1913 Webster]

{Hypostatic union} (Theol.), the union of the divine with the human nature of Christ. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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