Definition of Ostensorium

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

Exact synonyms: Monstrance
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church



Definition of Ostensorium

1. n. Same as Monstrance.

Definition of Ostensorium

1. [n -RIA]

Medical Definition of Ostensorium

1. Origin: NL. Ostensorium: cf. F. Ostensoir. See Ostensible. Same as Monstrance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ostensorium

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1. Wisconsin in Three Centuries, 1634-1905 by Henry Colin Campbell (1906)
"ostensorium presented to St. Francis Xavier Mission, on the Lower Fox River, by Nicholas Perrot. It was buried in 1687, when the mission was burned, ..."

2. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1889)
"It is a silver ostensorium, or vessel in which the sacred wafer is exhibited to the ... This ostensorium was, as appears from an inscription on its base, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"That this, however, was in any proper sense an ostensorium in which the Host was exposed to view is not stated and cannot be assumed. ..."

4. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1900)
"The ostensorium is of solid silver, 15^ inches high, and weighs a little over 19 ounces. It is a beautiful specimen of Parisian repoussé work, ..."

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