transubstantiation
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of transubstantiating or being transubstantiated 2. the miraculous change by which according to Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma the eucharistic elements at their consecration become the body and blood of Christ while keeping only the appearances of bread and wine

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  • Transubstantiation — (in Latin, transsubstantiatio ) is the actual change of the substance of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ occurring in the Eucharist according to the teaching of some Christian Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, while… …   Wikipedia

  • transubstantiation —    Transubstantiation refers to the change in the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ during the Eucharist, according to Roman Catholic belief.    Christian doctrine has presented various explanations of Christ s presence …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • transubstantiation — Transubstantiation. s. f. v. Changement d une substance en une autre. Il ne se dit que du changement miraculeux de la substance du pain & du vin, en la substance du Corps & du Sang de Jesus Christ. Il est de la foy Catholique de croire la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Transubstantiation — Tran sub*stan ti*a tion, n. [LL. transubstantiatio: cf. F. transsubstantiation.] 1. A change into another substance. [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C. Theol.) The doctrine held by Roman Catholics, that the bread and wine in the Mass is converted into the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transubstantiation — • The change of the substance of bread and wine into that of the Body and Blood of Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • transubstantiation — late 14c., change of one substance to another, from M.L. trans(s)ubstantiationem (nom. trans(s)ubstantio), noun of action from trans(s)ubstantiare to change from one substance into another, from L. trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • transubstantiation — ► NOUN Christian Theology ▪ the doctrine that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are converted into the body and blood of Christ at consecration. ORIGIN from Latin transubstantiare change in substance …   English terms dictionary

  • transubstantiation — [tran΄səbstan΄shē ā′shən] n. [ML(Ec) transubstantiatio] 1. the act of transubstantiating; change of one substance into another 2. R.C.Ch. Eastern Orthodox Ch. a) the doctrine that, in the Eucharist, the whole substances of the bread and of the… …   English World dictionary

  • transubstantiation — /tran seuhb stan shee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the changing of one substance into another. 2. Theol. the changing of the elements of the bread and wine, when they are consecrated in the Eucharist, into the body and blood of Christ (a doctrine of the… …   Universalium

  • transubstantiation — noun a) Conversion of one substance into another. b) The doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus. See Also: transubstantial …   Wiktionary

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