[fer-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

noun, plural fer·e·to·ries.

a container for the relics of a saint; reliquary.
an enclosure or area within a church where such a reliquary is kept.
a portable bier or shrine.


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noun plural -ries mainly RC Church

a shrine, usually portable, for a saint's relics
the chapel in which a shrine is kept

Word Origin for feretory

C14: from Middle French fiertre, from Latin feretrum a bier, from Greek pheretron, from pherein to bear

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