consubstantial

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

adjective

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
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British Dictionary definitions for consubstantial

consubstantial

/ (ˌkɒnsəbˈstænʃəl) /

adjective

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

consubstantial


adj.

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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