- the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory in the Mass, accompanied in the Roman rite by the recitation of Psalm 26:6–12.
- the passage recited.
- the small towel or the basin used.
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How to use lavabo in a sentence
In general the lavabo is a sort of trough; in some places it has an almery for towels, &c.
Nothing represented the poverty of the Legion so much as this "lavabo."In the Foreign Legion|Erwin Rosen
In the sacristy are a Venetian lavabo, some embroideries, and a fine fifteenth-century processional cross.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
Do you ever use any ceremony such as the Lavabo, or swinging of the incense immediately before or after the service?A Gamble with Life|Silas K. Hocking
The only portions of the monastery which remain in a fair state of preservation are the Chapter House and the Lavabo.
British Dictionary definitions for lavabo
- the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory at Mass
- (as modifier)lavabo basin; lavabo towel