from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as monstrance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (R. C. Ch.) Same as monstrance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin ostēnsōrium, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show; see ostensible.]


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