noun[mass 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.
mid 16th century: from medieval Latin impanatio(n-), from impanare 'embody in bread', from in- 'in' + panis 'bread'.
More definitions of impanationDefinition of impanation in:
- The US English dictionary