real presence

[ ree-uh l, reel ]
/ ˈri əl, ril /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist.

Nearby words

  1. real life,
  2. real line,
  3. real mccoy, the,
  4. real number,
  5. real part,
  6. real property,
  7. real storage,
  8. real tennis,
  9. real time,
  10. real variable

Origin of real presence

First recorded in 1550–60

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British Dictionary definitions for real presence

real presence

noun

the doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
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