Definition of impanation in English:

impanation

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

/ˌɪmpəˈneɪʃən//ˌimpəˈnāSHən/