1540–50; < Medieval Latin impanātiōn- (stem of impanātiō), equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + pan(is) bread + -ātiōn- -ation (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 16th century from medieval Latin impanatio(n-), from impanare ‘embody in bread’, from in- ‘in’ + panis ‘bread’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Impanation
- the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are in the bread and wine after consecration.
- Christianity the embodiment of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist
- The medieval and Reformation doctrine that the body of Christ is present within the Eucharistic bread and does not replace it.
- : the inclusion of the body of Christ in the eucharistic bread in a hypostatic union without change in either substance — compare invination
- : the Christian theological doctrine affirming the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist by impanation and invination — compare consubstantiation, transubstantiation
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