mactation

mactation

(mækˈteɪʃən)
n
the act of sacrificial killing

mactation

the act of killing something for the purpose of sacrifice.
See also: Killing
the killing of something for the purpose of sacrifice.
See also: Religion
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Christ's priestly sacrifice, for example, has to be imagined as comprising two distinct actions, mactation and oblation." The analysis continues: "What the Socinian Father accepts at the altar of the heavenly tabernacle, after the Resurrection and Ascension, is not Christ's life, or his body, but his offer; he accepts Christ's voluntarily undertaken act of oblation.
The post-Tridentine theories, which sought to find the visible sacrifice of the Mass in the separate consecration of the elements, proposed a "mystical mactation" of Christ at the level of the sacramental signs.