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aspersorium

[as-per-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-]
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noun, plural as·per·so·ri·a [as-per-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /ˌæs pərˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/, as·per·so·ri·ums. Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a vessel for holding holy water.
  2. aspergillum.

Origin of aspersorium

From Medieval Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at asperse, -tory2
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Examples from the Web for aspersorium

Historical Examples

  • And those figures that moved about it, with censor and aspersorium, were as angels for tenderness and dignity and undoubted power.

    None Other Gods

    Robert Hugh Benson

  • A brush or aspersorium, used for sprinkling holy water, was leaning against the wall.

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham

  • The brush used for sprinkling is an aspergill (aspergillum), or aspersoir, and the vessel for this water an aspersorium.


British Dictionary definitions for aspersorium

aspersorium

noun plural -ria (-rɪə) or -riums RC Church
  1. a basin containing holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
  2. Also called: aspergillum a perforated instrument used to sprinkle holy water
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