What does monstrance mean?

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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


  1. monstrancenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstrancenoun

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

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


  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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