ostensorium ostensorium

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration

Usage(s):

  1. Be fore him stood a tall ostensorium worth $35,000, an altar vessel made of gold objects, diamonds and other jewels donated last winter by thousands of Louisiana Catholics.
  2. It is inclosed in its golden ostensorium, its jeweled monstrance.
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