Adjective "consubstantial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the same substance or essence (used especially of the three persons of the Trinity in Christian theology)
  1. 'The descent into the Etruscan tombs must have let him feel he was commingling with his father, father and son consubstantial.'
  2. 'He referred not so much to architectural form as to dedication of three altars in one church as symbolising the three persons in the consubstantial unity of God.'
  3. 'Effective physician-patient communication is consubstantial to high-quality health care and to patient well-being.'
  4. 'In the wake of institutional approaches, it is the consubstantial interdependence between theory and reality that researchers seek to assess that is at the heart of the innovative milieus approach.'
  5. 'Presumably, this is because rhythm is an aspect of becoming, because it marks the in-between and connects heterogeneities, not because it is consubstantial with the homogeneous space-time of a territory.'
  6. '‘Will you then,’ he addresses his opponents, ‘give up your contention against the Spirit, that He must be altogether begotten, or else cannot be consubstantial, or God?’'
  7. 'Basically, the tactics of appeal play with the idea of an identity of contexts, which induces an identity of the subjects themselves within the contexts and, indeed, renders them consubstantial.'
  8. 'To utilize power in the corruption of life is to deem oneself a demigod, to remove oneself from the nurturing fluids of consubstantial human interaction.'
  9. 'Performing and remembering are consubstantial in this text.'
  10. 'The consubstantial kindreds known as totemic groups include both human and non-human kin.'


1. of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be consubstantial with gods."

"people can be consubstantial."


Late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin consubstantialis (translating Greek homoousios ‘of one substance’), from con- ‘with’ + substantialis (see substantial).