Transubstantiation

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 transubstantiation — In Christian doctrine, the conversion of the substance of bread and wine into the substance of the body of Christ, whilst its appearance remains unaltered. The distinction between substance and accident that this entails formed one of the main… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 13 TRANSUBSTANTIATION —    the doctrine of Roman Catholics as defined by the Council of Trent, that the bread and wine of the Eucharist is, after consecration by a priest, converted mystically into the body and blood of Christ, and is known as the docrine of the Real… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 14 transubstantiation — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. transformation, transmutation, mutation; see change 2 , conversion 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another: change, changeover, conversion,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 transubstantiation — tran|sub|stan|ti|a|tion [ˌtrænsəbstænʃiˈeıʃən] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: transubstantiatio, from transubstantiare to change into another substance , from Latin substantia substance ] the belief of some Christians that the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 transubstantiation — tran|sub|stan|ti|a|tion [ ,trænsəb,stænʃi eıʃn ] noun uncount TECHNICAL the belief of some Christians that the bread and wine used in church ceremonies become the body and blood of Jesus Christ …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 TRANSUBSTANTIATION —    the ROMAN CATHOLIC dogma teaching that during the MASS the substance of the elements of bread and wine are transformed by GOD S power into the substance of the body and blood of JESUS CHRIST by the words of the priestly consecration …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 18 transubstantiation — miraculous changing of bread and wine into body and blood of Christ Ecclesiastical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 19 transubstantiation — tran·sub·stan·ti·a·tion || trænsÉ™b‚stænʃɪ eɪʃn n. act of being transubstantiated; process of becoming something else; belief that sacred wine and bread become the body and blood of Jesus in the sacrament of the Mass (Christianity) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 Transubstantiation —    The belief that during the course of the Eucharist, the bread and wine changes in substance to the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ …

    Who’s Who in Christianity


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