transignification

[ tran-sig-nuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ trænˌsɪg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Theology.

(in the Eucharist) a change in the significance of the bread and wine to symbolize the body and blood of Christ.

Nearby words

  1. transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy,
  2. transient ischemic attack,
  3. transient modulation,
  4. transient synovitis,
  5. transiently,
  6. transilient,
  7. transilluminate,
  8. transistor,
  9. transistorize,
  10. transit


Origin of transignification

First recorded in 1965–70; tran(s)- + signification

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