2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

monstrance \mon"strance\ (m[o^]n*strans), noun [LL. monstrantia, fr. L. monstrare to show: cf. OF. monstrance. See {Monster}.] (R. C. Ch.) A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion [syn: {demonstration}, {monstrance}]

2: (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration [syn: {monstrance}, {ostensorium}]

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