purificator

[ pyoo r-uh-fi-key-ter ]
/ ˈpyʊər ə fɪˌkeɪ tər /

noun Ecclesiastical.

the linen cloth used by the celebrant for wiping the chalice after each communicant has drunk from it.
a sponge wrapped in cloth used by the celebrant for wiping the hands.

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Origin of purificator

1850–55; < Latin pūrificā(re) to purify + -tor -tor
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Example sentences from the Web for purificator

  • They employ it specially in funeral and expiatory ceremonies as a purificator and as a symbol of immortality.

British Dictionary definitions for purificator

purificator
/ (ˈpjʊərɪfɪˌkeɪtə) /

noun

Christianity a small white linen cloth used to wipe the chalice and paten and also the lips and fingers of the celebrant at the Eucharist
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