Definition of Transubstantiation

1. Noun. The Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist.

Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Transubstantiate



2. Noun. An act that changes the form or character or substance of something.
Exact synonyms: Transmutation
Generic synonyms: Conversion
Derivative terms: Transmute, Transubstantiate

Definition of Transubstantiation

1. n. A change into another substance.

Definition of Transubstantiation

1. Noun. Conversion of one substance into another. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Christianity in Roman Catholic dogma) The doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Transubstantiation

1. 1. A change into another substance. 2. The doctrine held by Roman Catholics, that the bread and wine in the Mass is converted into the body and blood of Christ; distinguished from consubstantiation, and impanation. Origin: LL. Transubstantiatio: cf. F. Transsubstantiation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Transubstantiation

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1. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Alexander James William Morrison (1852)
"The sternly-pronounced doctrine of transubstantiation, in the sense of Radbert—the milder view of those who were not satisfied with ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"... to think they have proved their doctrine of transubstantiation out of the fathers also, if the fathers tell us that 'bread is changed out of his nature ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"We do not think that Archbishop Egbert did know any thing of the error of transubstantiation, and we believe that he held the true Catholic doctrine of the ..."

4. A Protestant Dictionary: Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil (1904)
"Article XXVIII. condemns transubstantiation. Yes, says Rev. TA Lacey, Vicar of Madingley, but it is only what Bishop Ridley meant by transubstantiation that ..."

5. The Table-talk of John Selden by John Selden (1860)
"transubstantiation. HE Fathers using to speak Rhetorically, ... There is no greater Argument (though not used) against transubstantiation than the Apostles ..."

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