noun, plural phy·lac·ter·ies.
Origin of phylactery
Related formsphyl·ac·ter·ic [fil-ak-ter-ik] /ˌfɪl ækˈtɛr ɪk/, phyl·ac·ter·i·cal, adjectivephy·lac·ter·ied, adjective
Examples from the Web for phylactery
Herein he has sense enough to know that only in kabrit (sulphur) is the phylactery which destroys the phylloxera.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
The first phylactery which it was my good fortune to be allowed to examine was one worn by Ta-ul-tzu-je, of the Kaytzentin gens.
If Peter Faneuil made not broad his phylactery, he made broad that mantle of charity, which covereth a multitude of sins.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
There is no phylactery against the poor opinion of one's grandchildren.The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd
I do not know how Kirstie became convinced that, whoever or whatever the enemy might be, Mr. Johnstone was the phylactery.Two Sides of the Face|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch