impanation

[im-puh-ney-shuh n]

Origin of impanation

1540–50; < Medieval Latin impanātiōn- (stem of impanātiō), equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + pan(is) bread + -ātiōn- -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for impanation

impanation

noun
  1. 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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