Definition of impanation in English:

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impanation

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.

Derivatives

impanate

Pronunciation: /ˈimpəˌnāt/ /imˈpanit/
adjective

Origin

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

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Syllabification: im·pa·na·tion

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