monstrance
noun Etymology: Middle English mustraunce, monstrans demonstration, monstrance, from Anglo-French mustrance show, sign, from Medieval Latin monstrantia, from Latin monstrare to show, from monstrum Date: 15th century a vessel in which the consecrated Host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful

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  • monstrance — ● monstrance nom féminin (latin médiéval monstrantia, du latin classique monstrare, montrer) Pièce d orfèvrerie, en forme de cylindre de cristal, destinée à montrer ou exposer aux fidèles l hostie consacrée. (C est l ancêtre de l ostensoir.)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Monstrance — Mon strance, n. [LL. monstrantia, fr. L. monstrare to show: cf. OF. monstrance. See {Monster}.] (R. C. Ch.) A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monstrance — [män′strəns] n. [ME munstraunce < OFr monstrance < ML monstrantia < L monstrare, to show, akin to monstrum: see MONSTERA] R.C.Ch. a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration …   English World dictionary

  • monstrance — ► NOUN ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is displayed for veneration. ORIGIN from Latin monstrare to show …   English terms dictionary

  • Monstrance — Part of the series on Communion also known as The Eucharist , The Lord s Supper Divine Liturgy or Sacrament Theology Real Presence Transubstantiation Transignification Sacramental Union Memorialism Consubstantiation Impanation Consecrat …   Wikipedia

  • Monstrance — Ostensoir Religion Cet article fait partie de la série Liturgie catholique Vases liturgiques Calice …   Wikipédia en Français

  • monstrance — /mon streuhns/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration. Also called ostensorium, ostensory. [1250 1300; ME < ML monstrantia, equiv. to monstr(are) to show (see MUSTER) + antia ANCE] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • monstrance — (entrée créée par le supplément) (mon stran s ) s. f. Terme du moyen âge. Petit coffre plus ou moins précieux où l on conservait les reliques. •   La monstrance des reliques de saint Junien, provenant de l abbaye de Grandmont, J. LABARTE Hist.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • MONSTRANCE — n. f. Pièce d’orfèvrerie religieuse dans laquelle des reliques sont conservées sous verre et exposées …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • monstrance — noun /ˈmɒnstɹəns,ˈmɑnztɻəns/ An ornamental, often precious receptacle, either open or with a transparent cover, in which the consecrated host is placed for veneration …   Wiktionary

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