monstrance

noun
mon·​strance | \ ˈmän(t)-strən(t)s How to pronounce monstrance (audio) \

Definition of monstrance

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

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First Known Use of monstrance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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