Definition of monstrance
: a vessel in which the consecrated Host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful
Origin of monstrance
Middle English mustraunce, monstrans demonstration, monstrance, from Anglo-French mustrance show, sign, from Medieval Latin monstrantia, from Latin monstrare to show, from monstrum
First Known Use: 15th century
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