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os·ten·so·ri·um

 (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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ostensory

(ɒsˈtɛnsərɪ) or

ostensorium

n, pl -sories or -soria (-ˈsɔːrɪə)
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church another word for monstrance
[C18: from Medieval Latin ostensorium; see ostensible]
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In the late Middle Ages, the ostensory is developed, a device used in particular devotional practices to expose the host for adoration.