mundatory

noun

mun·​da·​tory
ˈməndəˌtōrē
plural -es
: a towel or cloth used to cleanse ecclesiastical vessels used in Holy Communion

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin mundatorius of cleaning, from Latin mundatus (past participle of mundare to clean, from mundus clean) + -orius -ory

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“Mundatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mundatory. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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