Wrong use of ‘confect’?

come what may = [with object]
Make (something elaborate or dainty) from various elements:

Example Sentence 1 is: In the Eucharistic service, the priest confects the bread as Christ’s body.
Google produces some more examples, but not from scholarly or erudite sources.
I deem the above wrong because the priest converts the bread, but doesn’t make it from scratch?


There is nothing in that definition that suggests that the thing confected has to be made from scratch. It would seem to me that making a piece of bread into the body of Christ woks is confecting it as defined.

In any case, I Googled ‘confect, catholic’, and found thousands of sites in which the word is used in this way, some of them from established Roman Catholic institutions. It is clearly correctly used, within the Roman Catholic church at least. Many religious organisations used words differently from the way in which they are used in the secular world, and standard dictionaries cannot list all of these.

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