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[os-tuh n-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-]
noun, plural os·ten·so·ri·a [os-tuh n-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-ee-uh] /ˌɒs tənˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr i ə/. Roman Catholic Church.
  1. ostensory.
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Origin of ostensorium

First recorded in 1750–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ostensorium

Historical Examples

  • This ostensorium is of silver, or of gold, and adorned with diamonds, or gems.

    Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines

    John Claudius Pitrat

  • Then, continued they, we raise the ostensorium, and all the people worship it.

  • The ostensorium is one of the vessels used at the altar, in celebrating the mass.

    Stories of the Badger State

    Reuben Gold Thwaites