Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another.
  • n. A concomitant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another, co-existence
  • n. a concomitant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of accompanying; accompaniment.
  • n. The 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 communicating in one kind only.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being concomitant; a being together or in connection with another.
  • n. In Roman Catholic theology, the coexistence of the body and blood of Christ in the single eucharistic element of bread, so that those who partake of the consecrated host receive him in full. Also concomitation.
  • n. In mathematics, a relation between two sets of variables such that, when those of one set are replaced by certain functions of themselves, those of the other set are also replaced by certain determinate functions of themselves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • This association between types of stretches and their ability to access and produce specific benefits is called a concomitance.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Occasionalism (see CAUSE) i.e. the system which taught that the sacraments caused grace by a kind of concomitance, they being not real causes but the causae sine quibus non: their reception being merely the occasion of conferring grace.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • If, then, it be considered as a sacrament, it produces its effect in two ways: first of all directly through the power of the sacrament; secondly as by a kind of concomitance, as was said above regarding what is contained in the sacrament (Q. 76, AA.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • MATANOSKI: You developed a chart on the concomitance of autism?

    The Panic Virus

  • With this comes the language of interests - with Russia by enticing it, and with China by warning it of the concomitance between interests and stances that are fateful for the region.

    Raghida Dergham: Behind the Russian/Chinese Veto of Syrian Resolution at the UN

  • More of this will be addressed in the section on divine causation, but for now suffice it to say that God's causal role in the actions of finite substances at the very minimum is to pre-establish the concomitance or conjunction between “causes” and “effects,” without which God's aim of producing universal and maximum harmony

    Leibniz on Causation

  • Murder is a statutory wrapping around a concomitance of two things: certain kinds of conduct (say actus reas and the judge will be impressed) and certain sorts of intent (or mens rea).

    July 2006

  • Instead, he asks Leibniz to clarify his “hypothesis of concomitance or agreement between substances,” and his statement that if a material thing is not merely an appearance, like a rainbow, or an accidental aggregation of parts, like a pile of stones, it must have a “substantial form.”

    Antoine Arnauld

  • According to the hypothesis of concomitance no created substance ever acts upon any other created substance.

    Antoine Arnauld

  • He was substantially present in the elements as a result of the sacramental sign hence Augustine and as a result of natural concomitance.

    Sacramental Presence; Not Local--Thomas Aquinas

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