What does monstrance mean?

Definitions for monstrance
ˈmɒn strənsmon·strance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demonstration, monstrancenoun

    proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion

  2. monstrance, ostensoriumnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. monstrancenoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Monstrance

    A monstrance, also known as an ostensorium (or an ostensory), is a vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, High Church Lutheran and Anglican churches for the display on an altar of some object of piety, such as the consecrated Eucharistic host during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It is also used as reliquary for the public display of relics of some saints. The word monstrance comes from the Latin word monstrare, while the word ostensorium came from the Latin word ostendere. Both terms, meaning "to show", are used for vessels intended for the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, but ostensorium has only this meaning.

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  1. monstrance

    A monstrance is a vessel or decorative container, typically made of precious metal, used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches for the more convenient exhibition of some object of piety, such as the consecrated Eucharistic host during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It is also used as reliquary for the public display of relics of some saints.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstrancenoun

    a transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view

  2. Etymology: [LL. monstrantia, fr. L. monstrare to show: cf. OF. monstrance. See Monster.]

Wikidata

  1. Monstrance

    A monstrance, also known as ostensorium, is the vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic host, during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Created in the medieval period for the public display of relics, the monstrance today is usually restricted for vessels used for hosts. The word monstrance comes from the Latin word monstrare, meaning "to show". In Latin, the monstrance is known as an ostensorium.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Monstrance

    a transparent pyx on which the Host is exhibited on the altar to the people, or conveyed in public procession.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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