- 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.
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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 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
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