Definition of Monstrance

1. Noun. Proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion.

Exact synonyms: Demonstration
Generic synonyms: Proof



2. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration.
Exact synonyms: Ostensorium
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

Definition of Monstrance

1. n. A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view.

Definition of Monstrance

1. Noun. An ornamental, often precious receptacle, either open or with a transparent cover, in which the consecrated host is placed for veneration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monstrance

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monstrance

1. A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view. Origin: LL. Monstrantia, fr. L. Monstrare to show: cf. OF. Monstrance. See Monster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monstrance

monsterises
monsterising
monsterization
monsterizations
monsterize
monsterized
monsterizes
monsterizing
monsterless
monsterlet
monsterlike
monsterous
monsterously
monsters
monstery
monstrance (current term)
monstrances
monstration
monstre
monstres
monstrose
monstrosities
monstrosity
monstrous
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monstrousness
monstrousnesses
monstruosities
monstruosity
monstruous

Literary usage of Monstrance

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1. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"2S< Nfv-mbcr On aU was it deemed a trial oí strengt af that Crom- second division the same night, whether tha Ita- monstrance should be printed, ..."

2. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... for two or three Days past in drawing up a Re- septemb- monstrance of the ill Usage he had met with, to be presented to the General as soon as he came; ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and the giving of the Blessing with the monstrance, etc., are afl exactly prescribed m section thirty-one of the same document. the Roman Forum, ..."

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