[ kon-suh b-stan-shuh l ]
/ ˌkɒn səbˈstæn ʃəl /


of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.

Origin of consubstantial

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin consubstantiālis, equivalent to con- con- + substanti(a) substance + -ālis -al1
Related formscon·sub·stan·tial·ism, nouncon·sub·stan·tial·ist, nouncon·sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty, nouncon·sub·stan·tial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for consubstantial


/ (ˌkɒnsəbˈstænʃəl) /


Christian theol (esp of the three persons of the Trinity) regarded as identical in substance or essence though different in aspect
Derived Formsconsubstantiality, nounconsubstantially, adverb

Word Origin for consubstantial

C15: from Church Latin consubstāntiālis, from Latin com- + substantia substance
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Word Origin and History for consubstantial



late 15c., a term in the theology of the trinity, from Church Latin consubstantialis, from com- "with" (see com-) + substantia (see substance). In general use from 1570s. Related: Consubstantiality.

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