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Of the same substance, nature, or essence.

[Middle English consubstancial, from Late Latin cōnsubstantiālis : Latin com-, com- + Late Latin substantiālis, substantial; see substantial.]
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(Theology) Christian theol (esp of the three persons of the Trinity) regarded as identical in substance or essence though different in aspect
[C15: from Church Latin consubstāntiālis, from Latin com- + substantia substance]
ˌconsubˌstantiˈality n
ˌconsubˈstantially adv
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(ˌkɒn səbˈstæn ʃəl)

of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin consubstantiālis = Latin con- con- + substanti(a) substance + -ālis -al1]
con`sub•stan`ti•al′i•ty, n.
con`sub•stan′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.consubstantial - regarded as the same in substance or essence (as of the three persons of the Trinity)
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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References in classic literature ?
It is useless to warn the reader not to take literally all the similes which we are obliged to employ here to express the singular, symmetrical, direct, almost consubstantial union of a man and an edifice.
the "consubstantial Trinity" (Council of Constantinople II (553): DS 421, in CCC, [section] 253).
The Trinity Doctrine holds that God is one God, but three coeternal consubstantial persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as "one God in three Divine Persons".
Perceptions of a product's value may be consubstantial when it is come across as component of a decision or when it is experienced in a more unbiased or objective-free context.
She proposed that 'metamorphosis,' 'imprinting,' and 'externalisation' of ancestral beings on land generated 'a consubstantial relationship between the ancestor and his objectifications' (1970: 142).
The army appears as a moral entrepreneur since this training promotes individual and civic values and norms as well as religious ones, as consubstantial to Ataturk's nationalism.
Three in unity in the doctrine of the Trinity literally means the presence of three consubstantial persons.
The political separation is in the sphere of economy, which is why capitalism seems to be consubstantial with modernity.
Sadly, the church does expect seminarians to learn Greek philosophy before studying theology, which results in them spouting unintelligible concepts like "transubstantiation" and "consubstantial."
It invited its listeners to become "consubstantial" with voices that belonged to no one but Nature itself, and to revel in the "communing" of lives that rested on moves between an external and universal natures.
Ornamentation has been consubstantial with creative work among craftsmen, particularly since the eighteenth century.