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monstrance

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/ ˈmɒn strəns /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration.
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Also called ostensorium, ostensory.

Origin of monstrance

1250–1300; Middle English <Medieval Latin mōnstrantia, equivalent to mōnstr(āre) to show (see muster) + -antia-ance
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British Dictionary definitions for monstrance

monstrance
/ (ˈmɒnstrəns) /

noun
RC Church a receptacle, usually of gold or silver, with a transparent container in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration

Word Origin for monstrance

C16: from Medieval Latin mōnstrantia, from Latin mōnstrāre to show
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