Definition of impanation in English:

impanation

Syllabification: im·pa·na·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌimpəˈnāSHən
 
/

noun

Theology
The medieval and Reformation doctrine that the body of Christ is present within the Eucharistic bread and does not replace it. Compare with consubstantiation.

Origin

mid 16th century: from medieval Latin impanatio(n-), from impanare 'embody in bread', from in- 'in' + panis 'bread'.

Derivatives

impanate

Pronunciation: /ˈimpəˌnāt, imˈpanit/
adjective

Definition of impanation in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
adjective
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...