Philatory
Philatory Phil"a*to*ry, n. [OF. filatiere, philatiere. See {Phylactery}.] (Eccl.) A kind of transparent reliquary with an ornamental top. [1913 Webster]

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  • PHILATORY —    a transparent reliquary to contain and exhibit the bones and relics of saints …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Phylacteries — Phylactery Phy*lac ter*y, n.; pl. {Phylacteries}. [OE. filateri, OF. filatire, filatiere, F. phylact[ e]re, L. phylacterium, Gr. ?, fr. ? a watcher, guard, ? to watch, guard. Cf. {Philatory}.] 1. Any charm or amulet worn as a preservative from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phylactery — Phy*lac ter*y, n.; pl. {Phylacteries}. [OE. filateri, OF. filatire, filatiere, F. phylact[ e]re, L. phylacterium, Gr. ?, fr. ? a watcher, guard, ? to watch, guard. Cf. {Philatory}.] 1. Any charm or amulet worn as a preservative from danger or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reliquary — A reliquary (also referred to as a shrine or by the French term chasse ) is a container for relics. These may be the physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures.… …   Wikipedia

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