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

  • 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.
  • To them His Holiness spoke words, of comfort and hope, promised to give Mexico a rich ostensorium which he received at the recent beatification of the French Revolutionary .
  • It is inclosed in its golden ostensorium, its jeweled monstrance.

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