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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.
Origin of real presence
1550-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for real presence

real presence

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