monstrance

noun mon·strance \ ˈmän(t)-strən(t)s \

Definition of monstrance

: a vessel in which the consecrated Host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful

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Origin and Etymology 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


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