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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.]


(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


(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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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.
Jerome, in his Epistle 124 (ad Avitum), and the early modern Jesuit Pierre-Daniel Huet, in Origenis in sacras scripturas commentaria (Rotterdam: loannis Berthelini, 1668) held that Origen's theology made the human spirit or mind consubstantial with God.
As we have seen, that Montaigne deliberately resisted the inclinations of his deformed will is evident from the nature of his book, a book which he described as consubstantial with his very self.
When we choke on that difficult phrase "begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father" in our creed, we're telling Arius one more time that Jesus absolutely shares in the being of God.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three consubstantial persons, expressions, or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three persons".
If Man and Supermans ideas float far from political reality and then, in John Bull's, become disjointed and mired in discouragement, the consubstantial constellation of Cusins, Barbara, and Undershaft in Major Barbara's conclusion finally elucidates Shaw's plan for efficient and productive societal structure.
For the Word belongs to the Father as one who exists from within him, but the Word belongs to the Spirit not as one existing from within the Spirit but as one who has his existence from without, and in fact from the same source whence the Spirit has his own existence, and as one who is consubstantial with the Spirit.
These narratives assume a primordial consubstantial unity between people and place, for people are born from certain sites in the landscape and are reunified with the land upon death.
This is particularly important while dealing with consubstantial terms, the ones that are congruent in form to common-literary language words.
Terror is inherently philosophical in that it prevents the actualization of the particular, forcibly separating identity from consubstantial tradition and space; "This logic was brought to its extreme in the Jacobin Terror, where every individual was at least potentially excluded: every individual is branded by some 'pathological' stain (of corruption, egotism, etc.
Whereas Fried saw theatricality as the pernicious element in the drift of contemporary art after Minimalism, Clark regards this aspect as consubstantial to Picasso's modernity.
It was consubstantial with him, less as a habitual sin than as a singular nature.