transignification

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

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Origin of transignification

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