[kriz-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

noun, plural chris·ma·to·ries,

a receptacle for chrism.

Origin of chrismatory

1375–1425; late Middle English crismatorie < Medieval Latin chrīsmatōrium, equivalent to chrīsmat- (stem of chrīsma) chrism + -ōrium for Latin -tōrium -tory2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ries

RC Church a small receptacle containing the three kinds of consecrated oil used in the sacraments
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