aspersorium


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aspersorium

(ˌæspəˈsɔːrɪəm)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə) or -riums
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: aspersory a basin containing holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
2. (Roman Catholic Church) Also called: aspergillum a perforated instrument used to sprinkle holy water
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspersorium - the basin or other vessel that holds holy water in Roman Catholic Churches
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
2.aspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a spongeaspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
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However, appealing to the humanity of transnational corporate oligarchs will be about as successful in ending the crisis of inequality faced by the majority of human beings on the planet as trying to put out all the fires in hell with a bucket of lustral water from the aspersorium of the local Catholic church.
A group of children with lit candles whispering continuously to one another picked the hot candle wax off their fingers and followed the pastor Balthasar Kranabeter, dressed in black and praying aloud, flanked by two acolytes in black and white who carried the censer and the hammered copper aspersorium.
The likely antiquity of this pot further adds to its prestige and thus its suitability as an aspersorium.