- the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are in the bread and wine after consecration.
Origin of impanation
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- Christianity the embodiment of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist
Word Origin for impanation
C16: from Medieval Latin impanātiō, from impanātus embodied in bread, from Latin im- (in) + panis bread
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