monstrance

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mon·strance

 (mŏn′strəns)
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.]

monstrance

(ˈmɒnstrəns)
n
(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]

mon•strance

(ˈmɒn strəns)

n.
a receptacle, usu. of gold or silver, in which the Host is displayed for adoration.
[1400–50; late Middle English mustraunce, monstrans < Old French < Medieval Latin mōnstrantia= Latin mōnstr(āre) to show (see muster) + -antia -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
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
Translations

monstrance

[ˈmɒnstrəns] Ncustodia f

monstrance

n (Eccl) → Monstranz f

monstrance

[ˈmɒnstrəns] nostensorio