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 (ŏs′tən-sôr′ē-əm) also os·ten·so·ry (ŏ-stĕn′sə-rē)
n. pl. os·ten·so·ri·a (-sôr′ē-ə) also os·ten·so·ries Roman Catholic Church

[Medieval Latin ostēnsōrium, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show; see ostensible.]
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Noun1.ostensorium - (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)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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The frequent praise of her charity and intelligence is exemplified by an anecdote about a stolen custodia, the monstrance or ostensorium used to display the Eucharistic host in a church.
The ostensorium has rare jewels and semi-precious stones, like jade and emeralds.