Meaning of hypostatic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/


  • Relating to the persons of the Trinity.

    ‘What was incarnated was a temporal, hypostatic extension of the transcendent God, not the transcendent God Himself.’
    • ‘The Holy Spirit is the actual personal love of the Father for the Son and of the Son for the Father, their unity, itself hypostatic.’
    • ‘Frequently, these experiences have a substantial, even hypostatic, effect on character formation.’