Definition of impanation in English:

impanation

noun

Theology
  • 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

/ˌimpəˈnāSHən/