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monstrance

monstrance in the Roman Catholic Church, an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration. Recorded from late Middle English (also in the sense ‘demonstration or proof’), the word comes via medieval Latin from Latin monstrare ‘show’.

A monstrance is the emblem of St Clare and St Norbert, founder of the Premonstratensians.

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monstrance

mon·strance / ˈmänstrəns/ • n. (in the Roman Catholic Church) an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration.

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monstrance

monstrance (eccl.) vessel in which the Host is exposed. XVI. — medL. mōnstrantia, f. prp. stem of L. mōnstrāre show, f. mōnstrum; see prec. and -ANCE.

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Monstrance

Monstrance (Lat., monstrare, ‘to show’). A vessel used for containing and displaying the sacrament at exposition and benediction.

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