[ kon-suh b-stan-shee-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn səbˌstæn ʃiˈeɪ ʃən /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexist in and with the substance of the bread and wine of the Eucharist.

Origin of consubstantiation

1590–1600; < New Latin consubstantiātiōn- (stem of consubstantiātiō), equivalent to con- con- + (trans)substantiātiōn- transubstantiation

Can be confused

consubstantiation transubstantiation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌkɒnsəbˌstænʃɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun Christian theol (in the belief of High-Church Anglicans)

the doctrine that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists within the substance of the consecrated bread and wine
the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecration

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