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Definition of Ostensory
1. [n -RIES]
Medical Definition of Ostensory
1. Origin: NL. Ostensorium: cf. F. Ostensoir. See Ostensible. Same as Monstrance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostensory
Literary usage of Ostensory
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"... to take the island by force, and prevent it from being Africanised like Hayti. Nothing, however, came of the ' manifesto. ' ostensory. See MONSTRANCE. ..."
2. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"A law which effected the ejection of married priests from ostensory. country cures, and the intheir stead of monks,—a law enacted for his diocese by Oswald, ..."
3. The Napoleonic Empire in Southern Italy and the Rise of the Secret Societies by Robert Matteson Johnston (1904)
"On the recess being opened, a surpliced canon brought out the ostensory, and after showing to the people that the substance contained in the vial was ..."
4. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"Bishop of Worcester, AD 9(H. Wei by Pugin, represents an ostensory made with a ... An ostensory of silver-gilt, some- what similar in character to this, ..."
5. Venice: Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of by Pompeo Molmenti, Horatio Forbes Brown (1906)
"... and the pectoral of silver gilt and enamel at San Pantaleone, which church also possesses a silver ostensory, partly cast and partly repoussé, ..."
6. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1877)
"... presents the appearance of one kneeling in front of a fald-stool, and holding the ostensory which contains the Holy Sacrament aloft in his hands. ..."