Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: transubstantiatio, from transubstantiare 'to change into another substance', from Latin substantia 'substance'

transubstantiation

noun
     
tran‧sub‧stan‧ti‧a‧tion [uncountable]
RRC the belief of some Christians that the bread and wine taken in Holy Communion become the actual body and blood of Christ

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