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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at bear
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