Origin of censerMiddle English from Old French censier from encensier from encens: see incense
A vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services.
Origin of censerMiddle English short for encenser from Anglo-Norman encensier from encens incense from Old French; see incense 2.
- An ornamental container for burning incense, especially during religious ceremonies.
- A person who censes, a person who perfumes with incense
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman censier, from encensier, from encens (“incense”)
- They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
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- The censer, to use the more general term, is a vessel which contains burning charcoal on which the aromatic substances to be burned are sprinkled.
- A censer lid with a late Saxon tower upon it, now in the British Museum, dates from the 12th century or earlier.
- And less than two centuries afterwards we read an order in one of the capitularies of Hincmar of Reims, to the effect that every priest ought to be provided with a censer and incense.