feretory

noun
fer·​e·​to·​ry | \ ˈferəˌtōrē \
plural -es

Definition of feretory

1 : an ornate often portable bier for the relics of a saint
2 : a place for keeping a feretory especially : a narrow space behind the high altar of a medieval cathedral or large church

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History and Etymology for feretory

Middle English fertre, feretory, firetree, from Anglo-French fertre & Middle French fiertre, from Medieval Latin feretrum, from Latin, litter, bier, from Greek pheretron, from pherein to carry

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“Feretory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feretory. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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