concomitance

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EtymologyEdit

First attested 1607, from French concomitant, from Latin concomitari ‎(accompany), from con- ‎(together) + comitari ‎(to company), from comes, comitis ‎(companion).

NounEdit

concomitance ‎(countable and uncountable, plural concomitances)

  1. occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another, coexistence
  2. A concomitant.
  3. (Christianity) The Roman Catholic doctrine of the existence of the entire body of Christ in the Eucharist, under each element, so that the body and blood are both received by communication in one kind only.

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