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transignification

[ tran-sig-nuh-fi-key-shuhn ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of transignification1

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

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