A receptacle to hold the relics of saints; a reliquary.
An area of a church in which reliquaries are kept.
A portable reliquary.
A place for keeping this.
Origin of feretory
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman fertre from Latin feretrum from Greek pheretron from pherein to carry bher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition