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n. Roman Catholic Church
A receptacle in which the host is held and displayed. Also called ostensorium.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin mōnstrantia, from Latin mōnstrāns, mōnstrant-, present participle of mōnstrāre, to show, from mōnstrum, portent, monster; see monster.]
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a receptacle, usually of gold or silver, with a transparent container in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
[C16: from Medieval Latin mōnstrantia, from Latin mōnstrāre to show]
a receptacle, usu. of gold or silver, in which the Host is displayed for adoration.
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|Noun||1.||monstrance - proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion|
proof - a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
|2.||monstrance - (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration|
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)