- a portable reliquary
- a place for keeping this
Origin of feretoryaltered ; from Middle English fertre ; from Old French fiertre ; from Classical Latin feretrum, a litter, bier ; from Classical Greek pheretron ; from pherein, bear
- A receptacle to hold the relics of saints; a reliquary.
- An area of a church in which reliquaries are kept.
Origin of feretoryMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman fertre, from Latin feretrum, from Greek pheretron, from pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.