Definition of impanation in English:

impanation

noun

Theology
  • [mass noun] The medieval and Reformation doctrine that the body of Christ is present within the Eucharistic bread and does not replace it.

    Compare with consubstantiation

Origin

Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin impanatio(n-), from impanare embody in bread, from in- in + panis bread.

Pronunciation

impanation

/ˌɪmpəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/