|1.||the doctrine that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists within the substance of the consecrated bread and wine|
|2.||the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecration|
|(used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.)|
|opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.|
doctrine of the Eucharist affirming that Christ's body and blood substantially coexist with the consecrated bread and wine. The term is unofficially and inaccurately used to describe the Lutheran doctrine of the Real Presence; namely, that the body and blood of Christ are present to the communicant "in, with, and under" the elements of bread and wine. Consubstantiation differs radically from the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, which asserts that the total substance of bread and wine are changed into the substance of the body and blood of Christ at the moment of consecration in such a way that only the appearances of the original elements remain.
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